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Since its creation in 1905, The State Museum of Pennsylvania has collected, preserved, researched, and interpreted the cultural and natural history of the state.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania features Civil War artifacts as well as archaeological and geological items, paintings, decorative arts, animal dioramas and industrial exhibits.
Over the years, the museum has greatly expanded its collections and modernized its public offerings to serve the needs of succeeding generations of Pennsylvanians.
Originally located next to the Capitol, the museum moved to its current location in 1964. It became a bureau of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 1945..