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Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-10-13 16:00

The PA Dept. of General Services & PHMC will host a public meeting about the Pennsylvania State #Archives project. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Camp Curtin YMCA, Harrisburg. Officials will take questions & note community feedback.
Pennsylvania Trails of History Video 2018-10-08 16:00

Pennsylvania Trails of History Video 2018-10-08 16:00

DidYouKnow? Columbia County, Pa. derives its name from Christopher Columbus. These #Archives postcards depict well-known landmarks peppered across Columbia County. #ColumbusDay2018 . Find more historic images at POWER Library - Pennsylvania ➡️

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-09-03 16:00

Anthracite fields stretch across northeastern Pennsylvania, while bituminous fields underlie most of the western counties. Many Pennsylvanians are employed or associated within the mining industry. This #LaborDay2018, dig ⚒️ deep into Keystone history. #Archives #LaborDay 👉 https://phmc....

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-09-02 16:32

On Sept. 2, 1906, Privates John F. Henry & Francis A. Zehringer became the first Pennsylvania Troopers killed in the line of duty. Their sacrifice symbolizes the PA State Police Call of Honor. In 2016, PHMC dedicated this historical marker along State Road 310 in Jefferson County. #OTD

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-08-26 20:15

We join in honoring #WomensEqualityDay by spotlighting Genevieve Blatt, the 1st woman to hold an elected office in PA. “The First Lady of Pennsylvania Politics” started her career in government less than 20 years after women earned the right to vote. She battled for equality, especially throu...
Barbara Barr - Pennsylvania Trails of History 2018-06-20 18:37

Barbara Barr - Pennsylvania Trails of History 2018-06-20 18:37

Barbara Barr: Preview #AOS2018 at 4 & 5 p.m. today on WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. Thanks, Barbara for the great interviews. Join us for the opening of "Art of the State" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-06-17 19:00

Phoenixville’s downtown is known as a regional destination for restaurants 🍲, shopping 🛍️ & history. The borough is one of 45 Certified Local Governments spread across Pennsylvania.
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: