Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, people from all around the world will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation asks you to make a gift of any amount to assist PHF in raising $3,000 to bring underserved students to the 22 sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The sites students can visit include:
- Erie Maritime Museum and the U.S. Brig Niagara – The Erie Maritime Museum and the replica ship U.S. Brig Niagara bring the Battle of Lake Erie alive.
- Fort Pitt Museum – The Fort Pitt Museum tells the story of western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the origins of Pittsburgh.
- Bushy Run Battlefield – Bushy Run Battlefield is Pennsylvania’s only recognized Native American battlefield.
- Pennsylvania Military Museum – Pennsylvania Military Museum honors Pennsylvania’s citizen soldiers.
- Brandywine Battlefield Park – Follow in the footsteps of George Washington at the site of the Battle of Brandywine at Brandywine Battlefield Park.
- Joseph Priestley House – The Joseph Priestley House is the American home and laboratory of the discoverer of oxygen.
- Conrad Weiser Homestead – At Conrad Weiser Homestead, discover the colonial diplomat who kept peace with the Iroquois Confederacy.
- Daniel Boone Homestead – The Daniel Boon Homestead includes the Boone House, restored and furnished with period collections.
- Hope Lodge – Hope Lodge is an exquisite 18th-century Georgian home.
- Graeme Park – Graeme Park is the only surviving home of a Pennsylvania colonial governor.
- Pennsbury Manor – Pennsbury Manor is the country estate of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn.
- Drake Well Museum – Drake Well Museum and Park features exhibits, operating oil field machinery, and a replica of the original well house.
- Pennsylvania Lumber Museum – At the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, stroll through a re-created lumber camp and discover the life of 19th-century loggers.
- The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum – At the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, discover the people of the anthracite region from the days when “Coal was King.” Also related: Scranton Iron Furnaces.
- Eckley Miners’ Village – Eckley Miners’ Village is an authentic 19th-century coal region patch town with miners’ houses, churches, a doctor’s office, and a general store.
- Cornwall Iron Furnace – Cornwall Iron Furnace is America’s most complete charcoal-fueled iron-making complex.
- Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania – Explore more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
- Old Economy Village – The Harmonists, a Christian communal society, founded Old Economy Village in 1824.
- Somerset Historical Center – Somerset Historical Center interprets the rural life of southwestern Pennsylvania.
- Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum – Landis Valley is the largest museum of early Pennsylvania German life in Pennsylvania.
- Ephrata Cloister – Discover the religious community of Ephrata Cloister, noted for its art and architecture.
- The State Museum of Pennsylvania – The State Museum of Pennsylvania demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.
Your contribution, no matter the size, will allow the students the opportunity to see how fun history can be! Your donation will bring the excitement of history to the lives of students who may never had the opportunity to see a plow horse, a train engine, learn about Quakerism or the Harmonists, discover that the history of oxygen had its roots in Pennsylvania, or see the home of Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman and American Revolution patriot.
Thank you for your support! Your love of Pennsylvania history allows PHF to continue aiding in the education of future Pennsylvanians!