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2012-11-27 12:27:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2012: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 33(rd) Annual International Juried Exhibition: This exhibition features the top 120 paintings chosen from nearly 600 entries. It includes works from the United States, Hong Kong, India and Canada. Paintings by Watercolor Society founding member Nicholas Ruggieri will also be on display. They were recently donated...

2012-10-09 11:26:34

Mammoth Bones on Display for One Day Only: Oct. 17 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will present a rare opportunity to see the museum's newest acquisition, the "Moon Mammoth." The bones will be on display for one day only, Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the state museum's Dino Lab. The bones will then go into storage for scientific study. In addition to viewing the mammoth skeleton, visitors can meet the museum's paleontologists,...

2012-09-25 06:26:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for October 2012: The State Planetarium: Bigger, Brighter, Bolder! The State Museum premieres its exciting and newly-renovated "Planetarium XD," featuring the latest state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome projection technology. There are two brand new shows through December 30: "Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda" (pre-K to grade 2) A fun-filled retelling...

2012-09-13 06:26:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual HomeSchool Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 28, offering a special program tailored for families and community organizations that teach in a home setting. HomeSchool Day visitors can choose from a variety of activities based on their needs and interests. Drawing from The State Museum's vast historical, natural and scientific collections, curators and educators...

2012-08-24 06:21:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exhibit components from the Civil War Road Show will be installed at The State Museum of Pennsylvania after its final tour ends in September, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) said today. "Giving these components a home at The State Museum will allow a greater number of people to see and enjoy this important exhibit," said State Museum Director David Dunn. "They will enhance our existing Civil...

2012-08-22 10:23:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its programming schedule for September: Sunday, Sept. 9 - Special Free Events for Harrisburg's Annual Gallery Walk Free admission day; State Museum open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Final Day: "Art of the State," the special annual exhibition presented by The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. 2 p.m.: Artists Conversations, a Special Gallery Tour of...

2012-08-07 06:24:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the 2012 "Art of the State" exhibition currently on view, presents the second of three "Artists Conversations" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. Painter Carol Oldenburg of York, a featured artist in the Art of the State exhibition, and David W. Dunn, State Museum director, will collaborate to provide an insightful insiders' tour of the exhibition. In conjunction with...

2012-07-30 06:24:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania is presenting an exhibit of Team USA gymnastics leotards made by Reading-based GK Elite Sportswear for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Pennsylvania-made Olympic apparel will be on display in the museum's ground floor lobby through Sunday, Sept. 9, which coincides with Harrisburg's popular Gallery Walk event. Members of the Team USA's Women's Gymnastics squad posed in GK Elite's Olympic outfits...

2012-06-26 06:24:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will welcome the Civil War Road Show to Harrisburg Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. This popular attraction has been traveling across the state and features interactive exhibits and special programming marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Housed in a 53-foot expandable trailer, the Road Show exhibit tells the compelling personal stories of the many different ways Pennsylvanians...

2012-06-25 06:27:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents "Artists Conversations," a three-part program in conjunction with "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012," on exhibit through Sept. 9. The State Museum will also offer special guided tours of the exhibit on Fridays and Sundays. The programs are free with museum admission and reservations are not required. "Artists Conversations" pairs a selection of "Art of the State" artists with museum staff...