Because the Keystone State possesses a long and proud history of foodways, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), the commonwealth's official history agency, has adopted "The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table" as its annual theme for 2012. Since its founding by William Penn, Pennsylvania has been a leader in agriculture and food processing. Its culinary landscape has been (and continues to be) enriched by ethnic groups whose traditions and tastes flavor our culinary experiences. PHMC invites you to sample and share our rich Pennsylvania produce and locally made foodstuffs and savor a taste of home. Read more
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, we are responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania's historic heritage. Read more
Wayne Brewery postcard, 1912
Farming was Pennsylvania's number-one industry in colonial days, long before anyone ever heard of coal mining, steelmaking, or heavy manufacturing....