See the ornate details of this beautiful building, and hear stories from Wyoming County’s past, such as the story of Frances Slocum, and the Wyoming Massacre.
Click to learn more about the amazing artists at Meadowbrooke Gourds.
(VIDEO) On the surface, it appears that little has changed for Amish youth in the past decade: children learn to work hard early in life, they complete school by age fourteen or fifteen, and a year or two later they begin Rumspringa—that brief period during which they are free to date and explore the outside world before choosing whether to embrace a lifetime of Amish faith and culture. But the Internet and social media may be having a profound influence on significant numbers of the Youngie, according to Richard Stevick, who says that Amish teenagers are now exposed to a world that did not exist for them only a few years ago. Once hidden in physical mailboxes, announcements of weekend parties are now posted on Facebook. Today, thousands of Youngie in large Amish settlements are dedicated smartphone and Internet users, forcing them to navigate carefully between technology and religion. Updated photographs throughout this edition of Growing Up Amish include a screenshot from an Amish teenager’s Facebook page.
The museum features trolley cars from Pennsylvania’s past, famous cars such as the streetcar named Desire, as well as trolley cars from around the world. Come aboard with PCN as we travel the tracks to America’s trolley era.
(VIDEO) Marty “The Blade” Nothstein is executive director of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in the Lehigh Valley. Nothstein began cycling in 1987, and made his international debut in 1989 at the UCI Track Cycling World Cycling Championships in Lyon, France. He achieved his lifelong goal, and broke a 16 year losing streak for the US, by winning a Gold Medal in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics for Sprint Cycling. His goal now is to expose youth to the sport, and create successful stories for years to come.
(VIDEO) Chambersburg was the only northern city that was burned to the ground during the Civil War, including its courthouse that was rebuilt from the ashes to today’s beautiful structure. Join us as we walk the town square surrounding the courthouse and see the John Jack Tavern (site of the original Franklin County Courthouse), the John Brown House and the old county jail.
(VIDEO) On May 12, 2014, Barron became the 18th President of Penn State University
(VIDEO) Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art.
(VIDEO) Zenos Frudakis is an internationally recognized sculptor, who currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. As a child, Zenos began to sculpt using dough given to him by his mother while she baked bread. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for a Bachelor’s Degree, the University of Pennsylvania for a Master’s Degree in Fine Art, and was the youngest sculptor nominated for membership in the National Sculptor Society. He’s responsible for such famous pieces as Freedom, Mike Schmidt, Frank Rizzo, and more.
(VIDEO) The Berks County Courthouse is quite possibly the most eclectic and unusual courthouse not only in the state of Pennsylvania, but the nation as well. Not only does each of its courtrooms boast its own very striking styles of designs and architectures, but so do the hallways and lobbies.
(VIDEO) PA Superior Court Session from Philadelphia recorded on August 5, 2014
(VIDEO) Clyde Peeling is the founder and owner of Reptiland in Allenwood, PA. As a young boy, Clyde had an interest in reptiles and always saw himself working with them one day. He has had appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with some of his creatures. Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo, and Clyde does extensive lecturing through the United States and is a highly respected member of the zoology world.
(VIDEO) The Washington County Courthouse is rich in history, full of fascinating stories and stunning architecture and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Learn its story, all the way from the first courthouse, a log cabin built in 1787, to today’s facility.
(VIDEO) Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times best selling author, and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels, including her latest, “Keep Quiet”. Her daughter Francesca Serritella graduated from Harvard with honors in English, is an aspiring novelist, and has co-authored several collections of essays with her mother. Their most recent release, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip” was included in Oprah Magazine’s “The 4 Perfect Summer Must-Reads!”. They both contribute to a Philadelphia Inquirer column called, “Chick Wit”.
(VIDEO) The Secretary of Labor & Industry, Julia Hearthway, and David Patti, President and CEO of the PA Business Council, talk about Pennsylvania’s lowering unemployment rate, the latest jobs growth, and an August conference in Pittsburgh geared for an evolving workforce.