The Forum is part of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, which is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful state capitols in the country. The auditorium incorporates semicircular seating and a distinctive ceiling depicting the constellations of the northern sky.
Let us not flatter ourselves on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first. (Friedrich Engels)