It's History! premieres on Sunday, July 10, at 8 PM.
It’s History! travels the Commonwealth to tour sites and discover events from Pennsylvania’s past. The program features tours of museums and historic sites from across the state hosted by the experts that run them. With every episode, we highlight the growth of Pennsylvania culture from the history of different colonial immigrant groups, to religious movements, tragedy, and conflict. Viewers are invited to come along as we learn about the stories and the diverse people that have come to create today’s Pennsylvania.
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It's History! Summer 2022 Schedule
July 10: "Its History!: Henry Antes House"
Built in 1736, the Henry Antes House is an example of early German colonial architecture. The house features artifacts that help us experience what colonial life would have been like. A massive stone hearth for cooking in the kitchen is a key feature of the house, which still is used for the German Folk Festival hosted each year at the site.
July 17: "It's History!: Lincoln Highway Experience"
Located on the Lincoln Highway itself, the museum resides in a historic residence. Through photo exhibits and restored artifacts, the museum tells the story of the conception, construction, and eventual life along the nation's first coast-to-coast highway.
July 24: "It's History!: Quecreek Mine Rescue"
Honoring the miners who were trapped underground from July 24 - 28, 2002, the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site tells the story of their rescue. Built on the site of the rescue, the foundation houses many items from the event. The foundation also includes personal items and stories from the 9 miners rescued.
July 31: "It's History!: Berks History Center"
The Berks History Center showcases many aspects of life in Berks County from folk art to antique furniture. The museum also highlights the history of Berks County industry from agriculture production to a railroad and industrial powerhouse. Berks History Center also houses a library for historical and genealogical research.
August 7: "It's History!: Pittsburgh Tattoo Art Museum"
Join us for a tour of the newly opened Pittsburgh Tattoo Art Museum. The small museum has on display old machines used for making tattoos, drawing sheets, and photos of legendary tattoo parlors and artists. The museum is also a working tattoo shop!
August 21: "It's History!: Stuart Tank Memorial Museum"
The Stuart Tank Memorial Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of a Stuart Tank that was used in WWII. The tank was made in Berwick, PA, and was one of the first models created in Berwick.
August 28: "It's History!: Donora Smog Museum"
The Donora Smog Museum showcases the tragedy that jumpstarted national environmental and public health movements with extensive archives and primary sources. The museum also tells the history of Donora, from its founding as an industrial town through the recent past. Other exhibits in the museum highlight hometown athletes Stan Musial and Ken Griffey Jr.
September 4: "It's History!: Springs Historical Society Museum"
The Springs Historical Society Museum showcases many items from the area's early settlers like tools and toys. A rich collection of folklife items such as looms, spinning wheels, and textiles are also to be found on display. Exhibits include a one-room schoolhouse, general store counter and shelves, and a Conestoga Wagon. The museum also showcases the local maple industry history with artifacts and personal stories.
September 11: "It's History!: Senator Walter Lowrie House"
The Senator Walter Lowrie House in downtown Butler, PA was built in 1828 and is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The home has been restored to its original 19th-century architecture and period furniture. Many of the artifacts in the house museum belonged to the Sullivan family who lived in the house from 1839 until 1986.
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2021 It’s History!: American Swedish History Museum$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
2021 It’s History!: Antique Automobile Club of America$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
2021 It’s History!: Boalsburg Heritage Museum$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
2021 It’s History!: Conneaut Lake Historical Society Museum$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
2021 It’s History!: Conococheague Institute$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
2021 It’s History!: Electric City Trolley Museum$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
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