Latest Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex Stories

2011-05-17 12:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have confirmed that researchers working at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2004 discovered a new dinosaur dating from the Late Triassic period. The dinosaur, now known as Daemonosaurus chauliodous, was found in a large mudstone block from New Mexico that contained other fossils. The block was on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for display in the Harrisburg's museum's "Dino Lab" exhibit, where...

2011-03-09 09:52:00

Store in Commonwealth Keystone Building to Close March 25 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Bookstore, located in the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., Harrisburg, will close on March 25, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) said today. Publications, including those produced by various state agencies, commercial publishers and academic presses, will be available online at www.PABookstore.com, a partnership of...

2011-02-22 12:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will honor the commonwealth's 330th birthday by displaying the original Penn Charter in an exhibit that will open on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13, at The State Museum in Harrisburg. The Charter, in which Britain's King Charles II granted the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn, is sometimes referred to as the state's "birth certificate." It was Penn's personal...

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...

2010-07-07 11:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania has been nationally recognized for its exhibit featuring the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal." The exhibit, "A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals," will receive an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards. The exhibit, which ran from Nov. 2008 - May 2009, highlighted post office...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.