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2011-07-06 09:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A book about Civil War veterans who became governors and an exhibit about Pennsylvania's founder have earned important national awards, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission said today. The American Association for State and Local History recently (AASLH) selected the publication "Soldiers to Governors: Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders" and the exhibition "William Penn: The Seed of a Nation" as...

2011-06-06 09:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC), in partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park (FWCP), will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to the Washington Crossing Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10. Representatives of both organizations will join Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, other elected officials and community leaders to mark the conclusion of years of planning and begin work on...

2010-10-13 10:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) announced today that the State Archives of Pennsylvania will close from Oct. 18 through Feb. 3, 2011, for needed renovations. While Oct. 16 is the final day researchers can visit the facility at Third and Forster streets in Harrisburg, staff will continue to respond to telephone, e-mail, and postal inquiries during the renovations. Barbara Franco, PHMC executive director, said the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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