News for Immediate Release
Dec. 19, 2013
State Museum of
Pennsylvania Announces January Highlights
Harrisburg – The State Museum
of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2014:
Chairs from the
Collection of The State Museum features a sampling of chairs from the
museum’s collection, covering a variety of styles and representing the
diversity of Pennsylvania, its artisans and cultures over the past 300 years. The
exhibit will continue through Sunday, April 27, 2014.
A Twentieth Century
features treasured trains from private collections and the Gruff Family
Christmas Display from The State Museum’s permanent collection. On display
through Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
“Recycling Works!” is a special temporary display presented by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center in conjunction
with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries
Works!” showcases the recycling industry in the commonwealth
and includes Pennsylvania-manufactured recycled-content products; the history
of recycled-content product manufacturing and grassroots recycling in
Pennsylvania, and advancements of recycling technology including single stream
recycling. On view through Sunday, March 16, 2013.
3rd in the Burg/The Doshi Gallery at The State Museum of Pennsylvania:
The Susquehanna Art Museum
opens its latest Doshi Gallery exhibit at The State Museum, “Lost World/Found
World”, with a reception on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission and the
reception are free to the public. The reception is presented in conjunction
with “3rd in the Burg,” Harrisburg’s arts and entertainment
celebration held the third Friday of every month.
The State Planetarium: Bigger, Brighter, Bolder! The
State Museum presents its Planetarium XD, featuring the latest in projection
technology. Shows offered through Feb. 23, 2014, include:
“Star Stories of the Native Americans” (grade 2 and up): Explore the night sky legends of the Native
Americans. Hear the stories of the great sky bear, the frog sisters and the
pathway of souls. Take a close-up view of these amazing celestial sights and
learn about the modern astronomy behind the legends. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 p.m.
“We are Astronomers” (grade 4 and up): An amazing look
at the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the
unresolved questions of the universe. Explore how astronomers use the electromagnetic
spectrum to study the universe and hear from these scientists about the
challenges they face in sharing and storing data. Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, noon; Saturday, noon and 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Planetarium shows are $2 per person in
addition to general admission; free to State Museum Affiliate
HOLIDAY CLOSURES: The State Museum’s administrative offices will
be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
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
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.
more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639