News for Immediate Release
Museum of Pennsylvania Announces April Highlights
Harrisburg – The State Museum of Pennsylvania
today announced its program schedule for April 2014:
History Day Exhibit:
The 2013 National History Day in Pennsylvania winners will be on display at The
State Museum through Sunday, June 8. This year the exhibit includes both NHD in
Pennsylvania and National NHD competition winners.
Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Arts Exhibit: The State Museum presents works by students in grades
7 through 12 living in Adams, Cumberland,
Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. Selected from
more than 800 entries in 15 categories, the exhibit showcases prize-winning
works by young artists from throughout the region. The exhibit continues
through April 27.
Chairs from the Collection of The State Museum: This
exhibit features a variety of chairs from the museum’s collection including
large and small, plain and fancy and practical and whimsical. It mirrors the
depth of other collections in the museum’s holdings, and represents the
diversity of Pennsylvania, its artisans and cultures over the past 300 years.
“Chairs” will be on exhibit through Sunday, April 27.
State Geography Bee: The
State Museum of Pennsylvania will host the Pennsylvania State Geography Bee on
Friday, April 4. The top 100 regional winners from throughout the state will be
vying for the state title. The final round will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the
museum’s auditorium followed by a brief awards ceremony.
3rd in the
Burg and Learn@Lunchtime
Join The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) staff in the gallery to discuss
SAM’s latest exhibit “Lost World/Found World” on Friday, April 18, from 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Find out what inspires the artists and what processes they use to
bring their vision to reality. Admission to the museum is free during the hours of the event. “3rd
in the Burg” is a monthly celebration of
Harrisburg’s arts and entertainment.
Day Camp Registration Begins:
The State Museum will be offering a variety of day camps this summer. Featured
of Pennsylvania” for ages 7 to 10, Tues., July 8 or Wed., July 9;
Americans” for ages 7 to 10, Tues., July 15 or Wed., July 16 and
for ages 9 to 12, Tues., July 22 or Wed., July 23.
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee for each camp is $35 per participant with a
discount for State Museum Affiliate Members. Registration is required and space
is limited. To sign up, contact our reservationist, Diane Wynkoop, at
717-772-6997 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania: The Planetarium is
offering two shows through June 1:
to the Universe” (grade
4 and up): Narrated by two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, this
exhilarating flight through a precise, virtual re-creation of our universe is
an astounding visual adventure through space. Travel through our Solar
System, out of our galaxy, and deep into intergalactic space to answer the
question, “Where are we in the universe?”
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” (grade
6 and up): Narrated by Liam Neeson, “Black Holes” uses the latest
discoveries and observations to help us view the formation of the early
universe, star birth and death and the collision of giant galaxies. Experience
a simulated flight to the super massive black hole at the center of our own
Milky Way Galaxy.
noon and 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
shows are $2 per person in addition to general admission; free to State Museum
Affiliate Members and Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Members.
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.
hours are Wed. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. The
museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. Admission is $5 for
adults and $4 for children and senior citizens.
information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639