Pa. approves 36 new historical markers honoring artist Keith Haring, others
The markers will find their homes in 18 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, including Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Cambria, Clinton, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Washington, and York counties.
Historic sites, museums around the state set reopening date
On April 30, the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the more than two dozen sites under state jurisdiction will begin operating under reduced hours and limited capacity, which will vary by site.
The story of all Pennsylvanians: How experts are trying to make Pa.’s history more inclusive
What began in 2018 as an effort to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and access practices into the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) has evolved into myriad efforts to “reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania’s history.”
#400yearsPA: Social media campaign will highlight black history as U.S. observes slavery anniversary
Between now and February 2020, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will use the hashtag #400yearsPA to highlight moments in black history as the U.S. observes the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America. The year 1619 was not the first year Africans, “both free and enslaved,” could be found in North America. […]