History, Library, Nature Centers, Science
For 200 years, the Academy has connected people to nature. As Philadelphia's natural history museum, we educate visitors of all ages. Our scientists study evolution, biodiversity and ecology, providing information critical to understanding the natural world. These efforts are supported by a collection of 17 million biological specimens and a celebrated natural-history library.
In January 2002, The Balch Institute merged into The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
The archival and library collections of The Balch have been fully integrated into the Society and relocated to 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
The building at 18 S. 7th Street is for sale. There are no exhibitions nor programs being staged at the 7th Street site. All operations and staff have also been relocated to 13th Street.
The URL for the combined organization is www.hsp.
History, Historic House, Specialized
The Erie Extension Canal was the major means of travel from Pittsburgh to the Great Lakes from 1854-1871. This canal system was vital to the iron industry in western Pennsylvania before the introduction of the railroads.
Art, Culture, Library
The Center displays wood art on site and in our traveling exhibitions and publications. Our International Turning Exchange (ITE) residency program has involved over 100 international residents as it continues through its second decade. The Community Outreach program brings hands-on wood turning and woodworking experience to students throughout the region.
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
The Children's Museum, Inc. is a rural non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of people in the community by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor.
. To maintain and develop an art and science museum that provides hands-on educational experiences to the community.
The Henry Foundation boasts 50 acres of spectacular views and dazzling plantings with trails for hiking and horseback riding along Rock Creek.
Historic House, Historical Society
Encourage local historical research and publication of the results
Promote historical activities in the community
Encourage the preservation of historic sites.
The Society maintains two 18th century buildings that serve as foundations for its activities such as museum exhibits, library and research, and programs and events. We are working toward increasng our visibility with events and program in order to be a resource for the community.
Art, Culture, History
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, located in Indiana, Pennsylvania (Jimmy's hometown) highlights its namesake's accomplishments in film, radio and TV. His roles as military hero, civic leader, family man and world citizen are also woven into displays, film presentations and gallery talks. There's even a special room dedicated to his family's long and colorful history in Western Pennsylvania.
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