Education and Public Programs is grateful to its many supporters for helping us push our educational opportunities to the next level. Education is  at the forefront of everything we do. So whether you're involved in research, taking a closer look at a moment in history, or searching for that piece of evidence from the archives, we can be of help. Let our experienced staff help you access our extensive collections. Take a course, catch a special lecture, or request a multimedia presentation for your offsite class or group. Programs are ongoing and always evolving. Opportunities abound. Join us as we experience history.



Funding for our programs is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Institute of Museum and Library Services

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission



Our Blogs

The History Bucket


Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

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Historically Speaking


The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

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Marianne's PhotoBlog


Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

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Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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