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The State Museum Presents Holiday Family Favorite, “Noon Year’s Eve”

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Dec. 11, 2013

The State Museum Presents Holiday Family Favorite, “Noon Year’s Eve”

Harrisburg – The State Museum of Pennsylvania will welcome the new year with its annual “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration for young children and their families on Friday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. to noon.

An opportunity for kids to enjoy their own special “ringing in the New Year,” this year’s “Noon Year’s Eve” will feature crafts, snacks, dancing, a special “StoryTime” reading, a “musical chairs” game to complement the current “Chairs” exhibit, and the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop in Memorial Hall at noon. Museum docents will be on hand for several of the exhibits.

This family-friendly event is free with museum admission, and no reservations are required. A free planetarium show, “Star Stories of the Native Americans,” will also be presented at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

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.

With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America’s story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens.

For more information about the museum, visit

Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639



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