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Please wear a mask if you leave your house. Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses. See instructions ...
09/17/2020

Please wear a mask if you leave your house. Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses.

See instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home: on.pa.gov/mask.

#maskuppa

Feeling discomfort when you wear your mask? These simple solutions can help.

Mask wearing DOs:✅ Wear a mask outside of home✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth✅ Be sure you can breathe through it✅...
09/10/2020

Mask wearing DOs:
✅ Wear a mask outside of home
✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth
✅ Be sure you can breathe through it
✅ Still practice social distancing
✅ Wash after each use
✅ Wash hands after removing mask

#MaskUpPA

😷 #MaskUpPA tip: Don't forget to wash your hands (or use hand sanitizer) before and after wearing your mask.

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa
09/03/2020

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa

Pennsylvanians can and will stop COVID. 💪

Thank you for doing your part.

Thank you for wearing a mask when you leave your house! Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses. For i...
08/27/2020

Thank you for wearing a mask when you leave your house! Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses.

For instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home: on.pa.gov/mask. #maskuppa

Thank you for wearing masks when out in public to keep your fellow Pennsylvanians safe.

We owe it to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to do everything we can to keep them safe. Wearing a clot...
08/18/2020

We owe it to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to do everything we can to keep them safe.

Wearing a cloth mask helps keep us from spreading the virus to those we come in contact with when we’re out in public space

More info at PA.gov/covid-19

Let’s get mask wearing down to an art and keep others safe and healthy.

Please wear a mask if you leave your house. Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses. See instructions ...
08/13/2020

Please wear a mask if you leave your house. Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses.

See instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home: on.pa.gov/mask

#maskuppa

Heading out? Don’t forget your:

Wallet ✅
Keys ✅
Phone ✅
Mask ✅

All Pennsylvanians must wear masks when they leave their homes and come in contact with others. Don’t forget your mask w...
08/06/2020

All Pennsylvanians must wear masks when they leave their homes and come in contact with others.

Don’t forget your mask when visiting a Pennsylvania business. Masks are required. #maskuppa

More info at PA.gov/covid-19

In Pennsylvania, masks are required whenever you’re on an adventure outside of your home.

Did you know? We can carry COVID-19 without having symptoms. Wearing a cloth mask adds another layer of protection to ke...
07/30/2020

Did you know? We can carry COVID-19 without having symptoms.

Wearing a cloth mask adds another layer of protection to keep us from passing COVID-19 to others.

Remember: My mask protects you, your mask protects me.

Love means wearing a mask. 😷💕

When we wear a mask we tell others we care about their health, our community, and neighborhood businesses.

When we wear a mask, we’re telling our neighbors we care about protecting their health. Whenever you leave home, you mus...
07/22/2020

When we wear a mask, we’re telling our neighbors we care about protecting their health.

Whenever you leave home, you must wear a mask.

#MaskUpPA

Wearing a mask protects those you come in contact with from your germs, but it also protects you from respiratory droplets that contain COVID-19.

Let’s get mask wearing down to an art and stop the spread.

Mask wearing DOs:✅ Wear a mask outside of home✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth✅ Be sure you can breathe through it✅...
07/15/2020

Mask wearing DOs:
✅ Wear a mask outside of home
✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth
✅ Be sure you can breathe through it
✅ Still practice social distancing
✅ Wash after each use
✅ Wash hands after removing mask

Masks and freedom go hand in hand.

When we wear a mask, we protect ourselves and others from COVID-19.

This means fewer cases, more of our businesses staying open, and all of us being able to do the activities we enjoy.

Here are 6️⃣ helpful tips to help keep yourself and those dear to you safe. #maskuppa
07/09/2020

Here are 6️⃣ helpful tips to help keep yourself and those dear to you safe. #maskuppa

With COVID-19 cases again on the rise across the U.S., here are some tips from experts to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Let us get mask wearing down to an art and stop the spread.  #MaskupPA Tips & Resources on Covid-19 are available at htt...
07/01/2020

Let us get mask wearing down to an art and stop the spread. #MaskupPA

Tips & Resources on Covid-19 are available at https://www.pa.gov/covid-19/

Wearing a mask protects those you come in contact with from your germs, but it also protects you from respiratory droplets that contain COVID-19.

Let’s get mask wearing down to an art and stop the spread.

Currently on display at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is artwork by Bill Hutson, who taught First Lady Frances W...
06/26/2020
Bill Hutson, who taught First Lady Frances Wolf at F&M, is subject of exhibit at Pennsylvania Governor's Residence

Currently on display at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is artwork by Bill Hutson, who taught First Lady Frances Wolf while she attended Franklin & Marshall College.

Due to Covid-19, the Residence is not currently available for tours, so check back soon when we'll have the exhibit available on our web site for all to check out!

https://lancasteronline.com/features/bill-hutson-who-taught-first-lady-frances-wolf-at-f/article_5d65df98-63d4-11ea-81fe-cf7bdc6a0d30.html?fbclid=IwAR0T9Qo6k5_eqiHf1B30rIbrdJeC8H1pQMWqGMpZk9dBc-208yuPE_JVS14

The exhibition is curated by one his his former students: First Lady Frances Wolf.

05/29/2020
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Check out this helpful video on how to make a mask! #maskuppa

Want to get crafty and make your own cloth face mask? Here’s how ⬇️

05/21/2020
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Help protect yourself + others by wearing a mask 😷 if you leave your home 🏠!

We owe it to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic to do everything we can to keep them safe.

Wearing a cloth mask helps keep us from spreading the virus to those we come in contact with when we’re out in public spaces.

ICYMI - Check out these helpful, step-by-step instructions to make mask right at home! More tips on masks can be found a...
05/13/2020

ICYMI - Check out these helpful, step-by-step instructions to make mask right at home! More tips on masks can be found at https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#UniversalMasking

The latest health guidance: Pennsylvanians should wear cloth masks when they go out in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here’s how to make your own cloth mask at home. ⤵️ More guidance on masks here: on.pa.gov/masks.

Today is #EarthDay2020! While we are sad to miss our annual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging all P...
04/22/2020

Today is #EarthDay2020! While we are sad to miss our annual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging all Pennsylvanian's to find ways to celebrate this event from their homes.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has some great #EarthDay tips, including this idea of growing your own garden to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Another way you can make a difference from home is to grow a garden!

You don’t need to have a huge space in your yard. Some vegetables and herbs grow great in pots! 🌎⤵ #EarthDay50PA

"The work that each of us puts in each day to help our neighbors will determine how we fare in this global crisis.” - Fi...
04/15/2020

"The work that each of us puts in each day to help our neighbors will determine how we fare in this global crisis.” - First Lady Frances Wolf

Several options exist for individuals seeking volunteer opportunities in their areas, as well as organizations and agencies in need of volunteers. The PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, whose mission is to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania in times of great need, has compiled a host of resources to assist volunteer efforts throughout the state.

How to find Volunteer Opportunities
📨 Contact a volunteer agency or center directly to inquire about their needs;

💻 Visit PA211 for volunteer opportunities posted by agencies seeking volunteer help; or

✅ Register at ServPa to create a volunteer profile. When prompted, choose “COVID Volunteers” as your “organization”, then follow the links.

Prior to volunteering, it’s imperative that individuals perform a self-screen to ensure they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, like a cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Pennsylvanians are facing difficult times due to #COVID19, but that doesn’t mean that anyone should go hungry. Food banks and food pantries are offering much-needed support to PA residents who find themselves facing heightened health risks and possibly out of work — but they can't do it alone. You can help.

🍞 Donate money or time to a food bank or food pantry near you: bit.ly/PAfoodmap
🙏🏻 Volunteer at a local food bank or food pantry
🚘 Deliver meals to seniors: www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org

*Please note that many food pantries cannot accept food donations at this time. Rather than individuals shopping and dropping off goods, monetary donations are encouraged. For more resources, go to www.feedingpa.org

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we've canceled this year's Earth Day Celebration at the Governor’s Reside...
03/31/2020

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we've canceled this year's Earth Day Celebration at the Governor’s Residence.

For resources and ideas to celebrate Earth Day from home, visit https://www.epa.gov/earthday and Earthday.org.

We look forward to making the 2021 edition a huge success!

Sharing some words of wisdom from our friends at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
03/21/2020

Sharing some words of wisdom from our friends at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Anxiety, fear and stress from COVID-19 can feel overwhelming and cause strong emotions.

Please remember to be kind. It takes ALL OF US to stop the spread of COVID-19.

💬 If you need help coping, you can text PA to 741-741.

In response to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services announced today that effective Friday, March 13...
03/12/2020

In response to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services announced today that effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all public events in the Capitol Complex and Governor’s Residence will be canceled until further notice. All operations of the Governor’s Office and General Assembly will continue, but access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people with badge keycard credentials.

The cancelation of events applies to all interior and exterior venues in the Capitol Complex and will affect public gatherings such as rallies, school or group tours, choir performances and receptions.

The Capitol Complex includes the Main Capitol Rotunda, East Wing Rotunda, Keystone Building Atrium, The Forum Auditorium and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Here's a helpful #infographic from Pennsylvania Department of Health about #coronavirus.
03/06/2020

Here's a helpful #infographic from Pennsylvania Department of Health about #coronavirus.

If you have recent travel history or have been in contact with a known COVID-19 exposure, we encourage Pennsylvanians to call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) to discuss their symptoms and exposure to determine if a test is needed.

ℹ️ http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Happy #ReadAcrossAmerica Day! Join the celebration by (re)reading your favorite book from your childhood! #ReadAcrossPA
03/02/2020

Happy #ReadAcrossAmerica Day! Join the celebration by (re)reading your favorite book from your childhood! #ReadAcrossPA

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! 🌎☀️We'll have hands-on demonstrations for kids of all ages at...
02/28/2020

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! 🌎☀️

We'll have hands-on demonstrations for kids of all ages at 2020 Earth Day Celebration at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence on April 22.🌿

For more info, including parking information, visit https://www.residence.pa.gov/Tours/Pages/Earth-Day.aspx

The wallpaper in the Mellon Parlor features hand-blocked wallpaper panels by #josephdufour and Company.These scenic wall...
02/19/2020

The wallpaper in the Mellon Parlor features hand-blocked wallpaper panels by #josephdufour and Company.

These scenic wallpapers are large wood engravings made to cover all walls with continuous, non-repeating scenes. This style was made famous by Joseph Dufour and Company (Paris) and was more readily affordable than hand-painted murals on walls.

To see this unique display for yourself, schedule a tour on our site at residence.pa.gov/tours.

#wallpaper #josephdufourscenicwallpaper #remarkablewallpaper #papierpeintpanoramique #panoramicwallpaper #panoramique

Join us for the annual 2020 Earth Day Celebration at Pennsylvania Governor's Residence on April 22.In celebration of the...
02/13/2020

Join us for the annual 2020 Earth Day Celebration at Pennsylvania Governor's Residence on April 22.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, First Lady Frances Wolf and Governor Tom Wolf will join members of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and other state agencies to offer hands-on activities and demonstrations.

For more info, including parking information, visit https://www.residence.pa.gov/Tours/Pages/Earth-Day.aspx

Yesterday, the #FLOPA joined the current class of William Penn Fellows at The Residence to review and discuss the work t...
02/07/2020

Yesterday, the #FLOPA joined the current class of William Penn Fellows at The Residence to review and discuss the work that each Fellow is currently undertaking at the agency level.

The William Penn Fellowship works to improve the overall effectiveness of state government by serving as a key member of an agency policy office.

#williampennfellow #williampennfellowship #williampennfellows

Solar ☀️ panels ♻️ sit on top of the Residence's south-facing roof. These panels provide not only a source of clean elec...
01/29/2020

Solar ☀️ panels ♻️ sit on top of the Residence's south-facing roof. These panels provide not only a source of clean electricity to the Residence but also an uninterrupted power supply of renewable energy for our critical communications systems.

For more info on our #green features, visit https://www.residence.pa.gov/The-Residence/Pages/Green-Features.aspx

The Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ex...
01/16/2020

The Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except during the months of August and November).

Tours are conducted by docents at no charge, however, reservations are required at least one week in advance of your desired tour date.

To schedule your visit online, go to residence.pa.gov/Tours

The Residence's current art exhibit "Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women Who Made History" consists of portraits of women ...
01/11/2020

The Residence's current art exhibit "Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women Who Made History" consists of portraits of women from across the state representing diverse fields including education, science, business, human rights advocacy, and the arts – and details the contributions they made as well as the challenges they faced.

To view photos of this and other recent exhibits, click on the Art Collection menu on our site, here: https://www.residence.pa.gov/The-Residence/Pages/ArtCollection.aspx

To book a tour to see our current exhibit in-person, visit us at: residence.pa.gov/Tours/

#DYK that observation beehives 🐝were installed in 2016 in order to give the public a glimpse into the working apiaries l...
01/03/2020

#DYK that observation beehives 🐝were installed in 2016 in order to give the public a glimpse into the working apiaries located on the grounds? Our working hives produce approximately 90 pounds of honey 🍯 per year! The beehives closed in the Fall for the season but will return in the Spring.

For more info on our #Green practices, visit: https://www.residence.pa.gov/The-Residence/Pages/Green-Features.aspx

12/24/2019

As 2019 winds down, we reflect back on the many events that we hosted at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence.

This video, commemorating our 50th Anniversary in 2018, shares some of the ways that the "People's House" has served Pennsylvanians for over five decades and nine administrations.

For more info on the Residence's history, visit our site at https://www.residence.pa.gov/The-Residence/Pages/History.aspx

It's not too late to visit the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence for a self-guided holiday tour! Book your visit online ...
12/18/2019

It's not too late to visit the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence for a self-guided holiday tour! Book your visit online at residence.pa.gov/tours

On Sunday, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf hosted thousands of guests for the 2019 Holiday Open House at t...
12/09/2019

On Sunday, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf hosted thousands of guests for the 2019 Holiday Open House at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence, officially opening the residence for the holiday season. The afternoon featured live performances 🎼, holiday treats🍪 and a special appearance by Santa Claus🎅.

The residence will remain open for self-guided tours throughout the month, beginning Monday, December 9.

More info at residence.pa.gov/Tours/

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2035 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA
17102

General information

Built on the Susquehanna River, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence is a two and one half story Georgian Style home. Designed by architect George Ewing and completed in the 1968, the 28,600 square foot home has 32 rooms. It has served as home to eight Governors. The first floor of the Residence serves as a museum, housing art, decorative art, and artifacts reflecting the rich history and cultural heritage of our magnificent commonwealth. The second floor historically served as private living quarters for the Governor and First Lady. The American and Pennsylvania flags were first raised at the executive mansion in February 1969, and the first tour day was in June of that same year. Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf continue to live in Tom’s childhood home in York County, but utilize the residence for official functions, meetings and other events. You can contact the Governor's Residence here: www.residence.pa.gov/Contact-Us/

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