Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

June 03, 2019 - September 25, 2019

We Remember: Service to the State and Nation (2019)

This exhibition honors the memory of Senate Members and Senate Librarians who also served our nation during wartime.

March 09, 2020 - August 20, 2020

Treasures of the Senate

This exhibition reveals more of the lesser-known history of the Senate and the Senate Library ---- from literary pieces to historic publications to personal items donated by our Members.

September 24, 2018 - June 03, 2019

Pennsylvania Senate: The Early Years

Celebrates the creation of the Pennsylvania Senate as seen in the legislative record.

January 28, 2019 - June 03, 2019

Spirit & Substance: 100 Years of Violet Oakley, Capitol Muralist

A retrospective exhibition in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of Violet Oakley's Senate Chamber murals

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

Laudable Librarians

This exhibition explores the caretakers of Senate past: Senate Librarians. These laudable figures not only shaped the organizational structure of the Senate Library, but also influenced its current collection.

January 01, 2019 - March 15, 2021

Opening Day: The History Behind The Ceremony

Shares the story of the Senate's Opening Day Ceremony through the Senate Oath Books, Journals and other records.

September 25, 2019 - February 27, 2020

By Common Consent

By Common Consent features exhibit displays, each celebrating a different aspect of Constitutional democracy in Pennsylvania

September 24, 2018 - January 28, 2019

Privileged to Serve: Speakers and Presidents Pro Tempore of the Senate

Explores the Leadership of the Pennsylvania Senate through time.

March 09, 2020 - January 12, 2021

We Remember: Service to the State and Nation (2020)

This exhibition honors the memory of Senate Members and Senate Librarians who also served our nation during wartime.

September 24, 2018 - January 01, 2019

Library of the Senate: Caretaker of the Senate Past

Explores the development of the Senate Library, from its origins at the center of the legislative process, to its current roles as reference library and gatekeeper of the Senate's Institutional and legislative past.

What our guests are saying

“Totally agree with President Roosevelt. It is truly the handsomest building ever built.”

Visitor from Spring Valley, NY
August 2020

“Evelyn was very helpful, friendly, and welcoming!”

Visitor from Broadway, VA
August 2020

“An honor to witness the rich history of PA”

Visitor from India
February 2020

“Thanks for all your work preserving the history”

Visitor from Philadelphia, PA
December 2019

“Informative & interesting”

Visitor from Phoenix, AZ
November 2019

“We Rembember - interesting & informative display-appreciate the exhibit!”

Visitor from Manchester, PA
July 2019

“Great to see a working Senate Library!”

Visitor from Arcata, CA
July 2019

“Thanks a lot for the visit and the local tips!”

Visitor in July 2019

“Very attentive personnel. Love this place”

Visitor from Baltimore, MD
July 2019

“It's very amazing. Thank you for everything.”

Visitor from Berlin, Germany
June 2019

“Beautiful! Amazing & proud to be from PA. Everyone is very welcoming here! :)”

Visitor from Pittsburgh, PA
June 2019

“Very important exhibit and beautifully done. Thank you!”

Visitor in June 2019

“Love [the] history & books”

Visitor in May 2019

“So glad you've done this exhibit”

Visitor in April 2019

“Saw this exhibit in the 'Burg [magazine]. Very nice”

Visitor in April 2019


Visitor from Galesburg, MI
April 2019

“Great work!”

Visitor in December 2018

“Thank you for your help!! I owe you a few cheesecakes”

Visitor from Philadelphia, PA
October 2018

“Excellent displays”

Visitor in October 2018

“Wonderful - much appreciated for your time and knowledge”

Visitor from Bryn Mawr, PA
October 2018

“Friendly Librarian! Beautiful Library!”

Visitor from St. Anthony, MN
October 2018