- Each year, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission selects an overall theme to promote preservation, education, recordation, and visitation (to name a few) of Pennsylvania history and resources. The annual theme for 2012 is entitled "The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table". According to the PHMC, "Since its settlement by founder William Penn, Pennsylvania has been universally acknowledged for its abundance of rich soil, game, fish, and fowl, a bountiful legacy that spawned culinary traditions over the past three centuries. This legacy has been made more expansive by the diverse peoples Penn welcomed to his colony, all of whom brought distinctive cookery and customs from their native countries that have been incorporated into an unusual mosaic made up of both regional and ethnic tastes and foodways. To learn more about this year's theme, please click here or the recently launched theme webpage here.
- In conjunction with this year's annual theme, the Bureau for Historic Preservation will be displaying a select group of PA Historical Markers throughout the 2012 PA Farm Show complex (see my previous post) that help tell the story of Pennsylvania's rich agricultural past. To learn more about the BHP's Farm Show Historical Markers, and the Scavenger Hunt, click here.
- Also appearing at this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show is the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show. Just within the first two days of the Farm Show, over 3,000 people have visited the traveling exhibit. Make sure you don't miss it!
- And finally, the Pennsylvania State Archives have published their latest issue of the biannual newsletter Access Archives. A few of the highlights in this issue include "A Message from State Archivist Davd Haury", "Letter Conservation Rights a Wrong", "Tales from the Tower: Magee Civil War Diaries", "Web Updates", and "Recent Acquisitions". To read the Winter 2012 Access Archives, please click here.
|PA Civil War 150 Road Show trailer - PACivilWar150 flickr page (click here)|