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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.
#HistoryInProgress ➡️ https://phmc.info/2016-2017AR (PDF)

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-06-17 16:00

This #WWI-era poster, preserved by the PA State #Archives, offers a glimpse into how life was on the homefront. Happy #FathersDay from PHMC! Boy Scouts of America
Find more #military posters via POWER Library - Pennsylvania 👉 https://phmc.info/2wj7l5b

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-06-16 23:32

Every #community deserves the chance to realize the economic, environmental & quality-of-life benefits that #preservation offers. Here’s our #preservationhappenshere plan 👉 https://phmc.info/PresPlan
"Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018" opens June 24 at The State Museum

"Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018" opens June 24 at The State Museum

"Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018" opens June 24 at The State Museum: You know numbers. Now experience the meaning behind Maria Maneos’ "5535 – 2017 (5535 opioid/heroine deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017)." #AOS2018 opens the afternoon of June 24 at T...

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-06-15 20:10

How do historic state/federal tax credits benefit communities? One adaptive reuse project converted the 1914 F. A. Winters Music Store in Altoona into the Railroad City Brewing Company .
#HistoryInProgress ➡️ https://phmc.info/2016-2017AR (PDF)

Historic Rices Landing foundry receives grant to continue restoration

A $65,000 PHMC Keystone Historic Preservation grant will help restore this historic building’s windows & repair parts of its clapboard siding. In which year did the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop make the National Register of Historic Places - NPS ?

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-06-14 12:58

Betsy Ross, credited with sewing the first American flag 🇺🇸, also made colors for Pennsylvania ships. A receipt kept within the minutes of the Navy Board of Pennsylvania dated 1777 states, “An order on William Webb to Elizabeth Ross, for 14 pounds, 12 shillings and 2 pence for making ships c...

Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-05-29 16:38

Despite a rough past, the Soldiers and Sailors’ Memorial Fountain now faces a bright future. Preservation Pittsburgh has worked with its partners to secure funding for the #conservation of the monument & the #restoration of its missing basin. 👉 http%3A//www.preservationpgh.org/

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Pennsylvania Trails of History Photo 2018-05-28 19:00

The Freemansburg Locktenders House has been restored thanks to a new roof & extensive repointing, ensuring that students will continue to enjoy the “Tales of the Towpath” and discover the Lehigh Canal & Pennsylvania’s industrial history.

#31for31 #preservationhappenshere...
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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: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

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 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

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: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … 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: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ