Pennsylvania Trails of History


Pennsylvania Trails - #HappyBirthday , George Washington! This | Happy #NationalEngineersWeek ! #DYK that | At times, the battle to keep the historic..

Latest Articles

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-02-20 21:53

This year, 18 Pennsylvania properties were listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS, including
the Spangler Farm in Union County, which recently celebrated 215 years of farming. #HistoryInProgress ➡️ (PDF)

Photos from Pennsylvania Trails of History's post

We're honoring #PresidentsDay2018 with historic 📸 spotlighting the inaugurals of Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt & Nixon. Discover Pennsylvania history via the State #Archives ➡️

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-02-19 01:48

Often, nonprofits & local governments reach out to PHMC regarding grant 💵 for the preservation of historic resources. Here's what you need to know, including #deadlines ➡️

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-02-17 17:32

#ICYMI Next month, visitors to The State Museum of Pennsylvania will see four deeds tracing the sale of lands by American Indians to William Penn & his successors. #rare #limitedtime #Archives ➡️
Related Articles

British Museum Photo 2018-02-22 19:00

‘I love the sculptures of ancient Greece. They have been and remain my masters’ Rodin had a collection of over 6,000 antiquities, and even opened a museum to house them. He enjoyed showing people the subtle modelling of the carved marble in night-time lamplit tours. Many of these classical sculptures were weathered, broken or incomplete, which inspired Rodin to remove the heads, arms and legs of his own works. He was trying to emulate the archaeological fragments he collected, and those he saw in the British Museum – the artist was a frequent visitor after he first viewed the galleries in 1881. Our #RodinExhibition will bring together Rodin’s beautiful sculptures with the ancient works that helped inspire them – opening 26 April, book tickets here:

National Gallery of Art Photo 2018-02-22 16:51

Jean Siméon Chardin worked from arrangements directly in front of him. He rarely made detailed drawings that were standard academic practice. Instead, the artist would slowly build thick layers of paint to create depths of color and complexity. In "Fruit, Jug, and a Glass" Chardin used a mixture of different hues and a variety of brushstrokes to match the texture of each surface. Jean Siméon Chardin, "Fruit, Jug, and a Glass," c. 1726/1728, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection