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Field Trip to Harrisburg

October 6

Save the date!

The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) is planning a trip to Harrisburg on Thursday, October 6, during William Penn’s birthday month. This is still a work in progress. 

Tentative plans so far are:

— Guided tour of the Violet Oakley Murals at the Pennsylvania State Capitol with historian Jason Wilson.

— Visit the Pennsylvania State Museum to see Hannah Callowhill Penn’s famous (and infamous) portrait and other artifacts with curator Amy Hammond. (Featured photo shows former Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett unveiling the Hannah Penn portrait in 2014.)

— Lunch at the State Museum cafeteria.

Other possibilities depending on interest:

— Guided visit to the archives to see the Penn’s Pennsylvania Charter

— Guided look at the Commonwealth Monument.

All sites and monument are within walking distance from each other and to/from the train station. We could actually plan for all of the above and people can choose to come to all or part of the day. Transportation will be on your own to arrange. There’s Amtrak train, Greyhound bus, Mega Bus and, of course, driving and/or car-pooling.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Elise Bromberg at . Please let her know whether you are interested in a half or full day in Harrisburg.



October 6