Founded in 1908, the Everhart Museum is one of the oldest museums in the state of Pennsylvania and part of the early 20th-century regional museum movement. Monies and initial natural history collections were provided by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and Civil War veteran. Everhart conceived that the Museum would serve not only the immediate City of Scranton but the whole of Northeast Pennsylvania.
The original focus of the Museum was to create a comprehensive display of the state’s native birds, animals, and other wildlife. The Museum building was expanded in 1928 with two gallery wings added to display ethnographic and archaeological collections. In the 1940s, a significant collection of American folk art was given to the Museum, complementing its earlier holdings in the areas of Japanese, African, and Oceanic art. Collecting continued throughout the 20th-century with holdings added in 19th-century and contemporary American art and regionally-made Dorflinger glass.
The building itself is a masonry structure designed in a Beaux-Arts style in keeping with the “City Beautiful” movement of the early 20th-century. Fifteen gallery spaces provide display areas for both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Everhart Museum is located in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park and is fully accessible to the general public on a five day/week schedule. Exhibitions and programs at the Museum are guided by its mission, as well as the philosophy inscribed on the exterior walls:
“Science, art, and literature record humanities impression of today and its attempt to adjust itself for tomorrow.”Special Offers during Social Isolation:
Myths and Superstitions Mobile Scavenger Hunt
Discover myths and superstitions on a self-guided scavenger hunt through the Everhart Museum on October 25th, October 31st, and November 1st during regular museum hours. Look for clues and try to guess the correct answers for a special prize at the end of your hunt!
The Mobile Scavenger Hunt will go LIVE on Sunday, October 25th on the Everhart Museum mobile app. This program is family-friendly and completely self-guided. Patrons will be required to wear a mask and follow safe social distancing guidelines while visiting. Please be aware of our limited visitor capacity before your visit.
To download the app to your mobile device type “Everhart Museum” into the app store or Google Play. To access the web version Click HereAddress: 1901 Mulberry St
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