Tuesday, October 4, 2022
State Museum of Pennsylvania
The natural history of Pennsylvania is covered fairly well with exhibits on geology, plants and animals of prehistoric eras, and dioramas of animals currently living in the state but much of the human history is missing. There are few exhibits on Native Americans or early European settlers and nothing on the French and Indian War or the Revolutionary War. The largest exhibits cover the Pennsylvania Turnpike which opened in 1940 as the first superhighway in the US and the industries that built the state. A smaller but interesting exhibit covers integration in Pennsylvania's parks and schools and the experiences of the first African American family to move into Levittown, Pa.