Samuel W. Pennypacker 1843 - 1916
His Lasting Legacy
Imagine Pennsylvania without historic sites such as Valley Forge, few saved historic documents, and mountains clear cut of all trees. Samuel W. Pennypacker devoted much of his life to history as an author, historian, and collector of antiques. As governor, he had the foresight to preserve natural resources and pass progressive legislation which helped shaped Pennsylvania throughout the 20th century. This exhibit highlights how his legacy still endures today, 100 years later.
There are also historic markers that reference his work for creating the State Archives at Harrisburg and the Forest Academy at Mont Alto.
The exhibit galleries are located on the second floor of the mansion.
Special Gallery Talk: The Lasting Legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker on Sat. April 9 at 1pm. In celebration of his birthday, come view the new exhibit on Governor Pennypacker and hear an in-depth presentation about this famous historian and the lasting impact of the things he accomplished 100 years ago that still affect our lives today.