From the Lackawanna to the Susquehanna: Traces of the Lenni-Lenape

The indigenous people that inhabited the land that many of us in Northeastern Pennsylvania call home were the Lenni-Lenape. The Lenape inhabited the region which stretches from southern New York all the way through Eastern Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey down to Delaware. The Lenape are divided into three

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Where Did All These Birds Come From?

Visitors to the museum often ask where our collection of birds came from. With 560 on view in our ornithological gallery and another 2000 or so in storage, the answer isn’t simple especially considering that records of our earliest collections are spotty by today’s standards. Today we’ll begin a series

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Mapping the Twining Herbarium

My name is Sebastien Hardinger and I am a Master’s student in the Public History program at Northeastern University. As part of my internship with the Everhart this summer, I worked with Museum staff to begin mapping specimens from the Everhart’s Herbarium.  The Everhart’s Herbarium, a collection of plants, was

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Everhart Museum Opening Day, 1908

This May 30th will mark the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Everhart Museum. The modest dedication exercise was kept brief at the insistence of the Museum’s donor, Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, as “he does not approve of any stiff programme and is quite anxious that the ceremony shall

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A Short History of Dr. Everhart

Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, founder of the Everhart Museum, descended from a family of Dukes, who for 400 years ruled the German Kingdom of Württemberg, before Frederick Eberhard (1697-1751) emigrated to the colonies in 1737. Frederick’s grandson was James Eberhard (1760-1852), who served under George Washington as a teenage soldier

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