A look at selected highlights of the museum of Pennsylvania's heritage from earth's beginnings to the present, including archaeological artifacts, fine art, decorative arts, industrial and technological innovations, and military history. The guide also provides a history and tour of the museum, which is located in Harrisburg.
Quaker preacher William Penn founded Pennsylvania in the 1600s. During this time, people were punished for religious beliefs that were different. William wanted Pennsylvania to be a safe haven for Quakers and anyone else who wanted to live and worship freely! This idea was called his "holy experiment!" These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses. Get the Answer Key for the Quizzes! Click HERE.
Williams College (estab. in 1793, Williamstown, MA) Museum holds an exceptional collection of American art, filled with masterpieces by major artists as well as such special treasures as large holdings of work by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, and Charles an
Richly illustrated guide to Pennsylvania Dutch culture and craftsmanship, including measured drawings for building 50 representative pieces: chairs, tables, desks, many more. 250 illustrations. Bibliography.