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Established in 1903, the State Archives is the official repository for permanently valuable government records dating back to the founding of the Commonwealth in 1681. Next to The State Museum, more than 200 million documents, maps and photographs are available for public use in the Archives Search Room. A favorite resource for historians, genealogists and the just plain curious.
|WED:||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|THU:||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|FRI:||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|SAT:||9:00 am - 12:00 noon,
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm *
* microfilm use only
No admission fee.
After the state capitol was destroyed by fire on February 2, 1897, this church building became the temporary quarters of the state legislature while...
The first State Capitol on this site was designed and built by Stephen Hills, 1819-1821. It was first occupied by the Legislature on January...
Created in 1903 as the Division of Public Records in the State Library, the State Archives safeguards and provides public access to records of...
Efforts to organize public workers in PA resulted in Acts 111 in 1968 and 195 in 1970. Tens of thousands of public employees joined...
This building, which replaced the old brick capitol, was designed by Joseph M. Huston, and erected, 1902-1906. It was dedicated on October 4, 1906,...