Explore PHMC's museum collections
PHMC preserves Pennsylvania's most treasured objects at its historic sites and museums. These artifacts celebrate the commonwealth's social, cultural, natural and economic diversity.
This online collection tells the story of Pennsylvania by highlighting the history of the commonwealth's diverse objects, including a massive steam locomotive, a flower pot made by abolitionists, this face on a rock, a map stitched in time, some serious wood hicks, and the boots worn by a breaker boy.
The Pennsylvania State Archives maintains a separate database.