Museum News

Celebrate the New Year at a Pennsylvania Museum

Many of our member museums are hosting family New Year’s Eve celebrations to ring in 2017! Find one near you, and have a safe and happy New Year! Columbia The National Watch and Clock Museum’s New Year’s Eve at Noon, December 31, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ring in the New Year with Father …

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Win an Award from PA Museums

Each year, PA Museums recognizes the special achievements of museums and historical organizations in Pennsylvania. This is your invitation to submit a nomination for a project, process, or individual that you know is exemplary. A PA Museums Special Achievement Award distinguishes your organization by: Serving as public recognition of staff or volunteers, and providing an …

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Call For Conference Session Proposals

PA Museums’ 2017 Annual Statewide Conference, Challenges and Change, will be held March 26-28, 2017 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  We are seeking proposals echoing our theme for presentations at the conference. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016. Pennsylvania’s museums, historical societies, zoos, science centers, and historic sites step up to challenges amidst continuous change happening inside and outside …

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Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) Update

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has clarified that businesses who received a conditional approval letter in December may choose to take their PA tax credit in 2015 or 2016 tax year. This means that, due to the circumstances created by the budget impasse, a 2016 EITC/OSTC business contribution can …

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Call for Session Proposals

 Pennsylvania’s cultural community is rich and diverse. Museums, galleries, zoos, science centers, visitor centers, historic sites, monuments, parks, libraries, archives, and educational institutions all contribute to a new economy of ideas in the Commonwealth connecting our past with future generations. The PA Museums Annual Conference offers museum professionals an interactive forum for the exchange of …

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PA Museums Conference Final Program

We have finalized our program for Partners in History: Telling the Pennsylvania Story, our annual statewide museum conference. 2015 Final Program Registration remains open through Friday, April 10, and attendees can also register onsite at The State Museum Monday and Tuesday mornings for sessions but not for lunches. Please contact us if you need assistance …

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PA Museums Shine on #MuseumSelfie Day!

Pennsylvania’s museums joined in to celebrate museums and the ubiquitous selfie. These pictures were shared on Facebook and Twitter as part of a global initiative to bring awareness to people, places, and collections. PA Museums captured some of the highlights using Storify, and we hope you enjoy these images as much as we do as …

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