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The State Museum Hosts “Hidden Treasures” Scavenger Hunt

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Nov. 7, 2013

The State Museum Hosts “Hidden Treasures” Scavenger Hunt

Harrisburg - The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Friends of the State Museum will host a modern-day treasure hunt for visitors to see museum pieces rarely on display from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

The ticketed event is held in conjunction with Harrisburg’s “Third in the Burg,” a partnership of galleries and businesses celebrating local artists and their work on the third Friday of each month.

“Last year’s ‘Hidden Treasures’ event was so successful that we brought it back by popular demand,” said Jonathan Edmunds, president of the Friends group. “The scavenger hunt through historic galleries will feature another set of newly unveiled items by allowing visitors to find them and learn more about Pennsylvania in the process.”

The museum’s extensive collection represents Pennsylvania’s culture, arts, history, sciences, business and agriculture. The scavenger hunt will guide guests through the museum with special clues.

The event includes a reception with beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Back Alley Blues. Cost is $30 per ticket or $55 per couple. To purchase tickets online, visit www.shoppaheritage.com  and click on “Hidden Treasures 2”. Tickets will be available at the door but pre-registrations are strongly encouraged.  

Additional information is also available at 717-787-2407.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage.

The Friends, composed of members of the community, provides educational activities, services and programs for the development and promotion of The State Museum.

Media contact:  Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

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