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DC Metro Korean War Memory: Land, Sea, and Air

| May 21, 2015

Standing out prominently over the reflecting pool, near the flagpole that forms the focal point of the national Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is the inscribed message that “Freedom Is Not Free.” These words appear larger than the

Lighting Up Our National Pastime in Our Nation’s Capital

| May 4, 2015

There’s something about a night game, especially in our nation’s capital. The excitement of the crowd as they arrive at the stadium after the work day is finished; the way the steam comes off the grill for the ballpark food

The Battery’s Down: Monuments and Memorials of Lower Manhattan

| April 20, 2015

Though I traveled to Ellis Island from New Jersey, it is also possible to take a ferry there from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, an area of the island home to a number of fascinating monuments and

Ruth, Ellis, Sandy, and Me: Personal History Meets Public Memory

| March 30, 2015

This post is personal. It is about my grandmother, a school trip I took when I was twelve, and a statewide tragedy. It is also about who we are as people, products of our genetics and our environment. Ruth Bruss

Goin’ North

| March 24, 2015

In addition to the commemorations of the Centennial of the Great War that have been occurring throughout the city this past year, another related anniversary is almost upon Philadelphia. In 1916, in large part because of the war-related defense boom

Exhibits of Freedom: Black History in Philadelphia Museums All Year Round

| February 24, 2015

During my year as a graduate fellow at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater-Kent, the most frequently requested lesson by visiting elementary and middle school groups was invariably the Quest for Freedom program. This ninety minute experience begins with

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all-day New Jersey History and Historica...
New Jersey History and Historica...
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
From New Jersey Historic Trust: The date for the 2015 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference.  The event will be held June 3-4, 2015 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The June 3 opening reception features guest speaker Robert Wittman,
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30
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2:53 pm Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Sep 30 @ 2:53 pm – Oct 3 @ 3:53 pm
The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, they explore the power of shared
Oct
11
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4:39 pm 4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 11 @ 4:39 pm – Oct 13 @ 5:39 pm
The PVEC planning committee is now accepting proposals for session topics around the 2015 theme is “Access Granted: Visitor Experience in the Digital Age.” Organized in 2011, PVEC hopes to create dialog and ideas around ongoing issues in the Visitor
Oct
21
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2:20 pm 2015 MAAM Conference
2015 MAAM Conference
Oct 21 @ 2:20 pm – Oct 23 @ 3:20 pm
Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do October 21-23, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Proposals due: April 2, 2015 MAAM, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, represents current and emerging museum professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum
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12
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2:41 pm New Freedom, New Lives: The 42nd... @ Historical Society of D.C.
New Freedom, New Lives: The 42nd... @ Historical Society of D.C.
Nov 12 @ 2:41 pm – Nov 15 @ 3:41 pm
The Conference Committee of the Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies cordially invites presentations on all topics relating to the history of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., including nearby Maryland and Virginia as well as the federal government. Particularly welcome are complete

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