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Oct
12
Thu
Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting @ Lackawanna Historical Society
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

The Lackawanna Historical Society will host the 2017 PHA Annual Meeting from October 12 – 14, 2017. Conference sites will include the Catlin House, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Heritage Room of the University of Scranton Library, and Steamtown National Historic Site. While proposals on all aspects of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history are encouraged, the program committee invites submissions on the theme, “Public Histories of the Mid- Atlantic,” which explores the many ways in which the public engages with the past.  Local Arrangements Chair Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus and Program Committee Chair Silad Chamberlin look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

 

Oct
19
Thu
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting 2017 @ Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

Focused on the continuing MAAM theme to push the envelope, “Making Museums Matter: From Advocacy to Action” will address the centrality of audience and communities to the success of our institutions during changing times.  Pittsburgh’s renaissance from a rust-belt city to an urban center of thriving ethnic neighborhoods, progressive philanthropy, “good eats,” and great museums and cultural institutions, is the perfect setting to enter into conversation and debate about the challenges and opportunities of the coming months.  Watch the MAAM website early this spring for a call for session proposals for the conference in Pittsburgh.  MAAM turns 70 in Pittsburgh, so there will be plenty to celebrate and reflect upon during this landmark conference. 

The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770–1980 @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Oct
23
Mon
Monument, Myth and Meaning @ Foundation Building @Cooper Union
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and other cities across the nation, a panel discussion on Civil War Monuments has been planned in Cooper Union’s renowned Great Hall, on the subject of their meaning, the complex histories that surround their realization, and the current socio-political conditions that are causing their very existence to be reconsidered. Should these monuments be saved? Should they be torn down? Is it possible—or even appropriate—to make thoughtful, informed interventions into these works of public art that can preserve their history, diffuse the myth and polarization that surround them and serve as teaching moments for future generations? These and other questions will be posed during the program.

Nov
3
Fri
New Jersey and The Great War Conference @ Rowan University at Burlington County
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
Nov
4
Sat
New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference @ Cultural Education Center
Nov 4 all-day
McNeil Center for Early American Studies New Sweden History Conference @ Lazaretto Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The 2017 theme will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. Speakers include Brian Crane, Sean Moir, Laurie Fitzpatrick, Catherine Dann Roeber, and Becky Griswold. Registration includes breakfast and lunch, located at the Lazaretto Ballroom 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029. $60 per person ($35 for students and teachers). Early bird $50 registration by October 13. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

Nov
9
Thu
28th Annual MAPACA Conference @ Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel
Nov 9 @ 2:06 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:06 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Historic Preservation Workshop: Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, Their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 all-day

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

Instructor: Janet W. Foster
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

Janet W. Foster is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant with over 30 years of experience. She studied at the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and then founded Acroterion, a preservation consulting firm, in 1983. At Acroterion, she had the opportunity to study hundreds of buildings in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania through preparation of National Register nominations, Historic Structures Reports, historic buildings surveys, paint analysis, and other projects. Ms. Foster is a noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture, with a particular specialization in historic paint colors and the use of books and magazines to transmit architectural ideas in 19th-century America. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.

Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

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