Nancy Moses Book Signing and Presentation

Nancy Moses, author and Chair of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will discuss her new book, Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Charter Day – March 12, 2017

Join The Pennsylvania State Archives in celebrating the Commonwealth’s 336th birthday on the 18th Annual Charter Day from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 12 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Special Presentation information for Sunday, March 12: Pennsylvania...

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show + PHF

The 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show took place in Harrisburg from January 7 through 14 and the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission showed off much of what it has to offer. One of the highlights for over 200 people was the PHMC Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt....

Mammal Hall Members-Only Event!

A special members-only event is coming to The State Museum of Pennsylvania. On Monday, November 28th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation and The State Museum of Pennsylvania invite members to learn about and observe the restoration of...

Mammal Hall Members-Only Event!

  A special members-only event is coming to The State Museum of Pennsylvania. On both Thursday, October 20th and Monday, November 28th, the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation and The State Museum of Pennsylvania invite members to learn about and observe the...

Member Event – Scott Weidensaul

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art proudly hosted naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul at The State Museum. Mr. Weidensaul presented on the 20th anniversary...

Welcome to the new website!

We have spent the last several months preparing a site that is easy to navigate and gives you the ability to join or renew your membership and support PHF with a gift all online.

Giving Circle

Giving Circle members support the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation so that Pennsylvania history continues to be protected and access to the historic sites, artifacts, and archives of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission are available today and tomorrow.

Old Economy Village

On February 3, 1916, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accepted six acres of land and seventeen buildings located in Beaver County, PA, the site of Old Economy Village, making it the first historical site entrusted to the Commonwealth.

It’s #GivingTuesday!

The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation invites you to support the important work conducted every day by curators, archivists, archaeologists, architects, and volunteers to protect and preserve Pennsylvania’s history with a donation this #GivingTuesday.