Artifacts, documents and images explore the legacy of Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, the Pennsylvania governor who devoted much of his life to history as a writer and collector of antiques. As governor from 1903 to 1907, he had the foresight to preserve natural resources and pass progressive legislation that helped shape Pennsylvania through the 20th century. The exhibit opens April 1 and runs through January 2017.
Experience the Victorian Christmas like the Pennypacker family celebrated long ago, complete with beautiful decorations and various holiday traditions. Get some great decorating ideas for your own household.
Meet living historians as they portray servants, family and friends celebrating the Christmas of 1900. Enjoy a performance by a bell choir , learn how clear toy candy is made, walk through decorated rooms and stop by each room to hear how families celebrated Christmas 100 years ago. In addition, children will enjoy a visit with Victorian-era Santa Claus.