Trailheads Rec Room - Collections Gallery

This is a page to share posts highlighting the vast array of collections held at Trails of History sites and museums, as well as the Pennsylvania State Archives. Many of the items shared are not currently (or regularly) on exhibit to the public, so it's a great way to see more. Check back for updates and additions. If you enjoy exploring our collections online, be sure to visit the PHMC's Museum Collections portal or the PA State Archives online research page.

Anthracite Heritage Museum (Facebook page)

Hand carved cane, ca. 1925 This cane illustrates 20 common 19th century mining tools in relief. Many immigrants...

Posted by Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Conrad Weiser Homestead (Facebook page)

This week’s what is it? It is 18” long and about 7” wide. Answer will be posted Sunday at 5 pm. Have fun! Let us see...

Posted by Conrad Weiser Homestead on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Cornwall Iron Furnace (Facebook page)


Drake Well Museum and Park (Facebook page)

As the summer winds down, some people are taking #roadtrips 🚗. Many motorists may not know that the #Gulf Refining Co....

Posted by Pennsylvania Trails of History on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Eckley Miners' Village (Facebook page)

Did you know in addition to having gardens and livestock, some families at Eckley als kept bees? Eckley founder,...

Posted by Eckley Miners' Village Museum on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Ephrata Cloister (Facebook page)

The leaded glass window sash recovered from Saron is the only known surviving window sash like it in Lancaster County...

Posted by Historic Ephrata Cloister on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara (Facebook page)


Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (Facebook page)


Old Economy Village (Facebook page)

From the curator: I've missed some Wednesdays for #WhatIsItWednesday because I am running out of unidentified artifacts...

Posted by Old Economy Village on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum (Facebook page)


Pennsylvania Military Museum (Facebook page)


The State Museum of Pennsylvania (Facebook page)

As we move toward virtually opening this years Art of the State on September 13th, lets take a look at the 2011 Purchase...

Posted by The State Museum of Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 30, 2020