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Smithsonian to Temporarily Remain Open if Government Shutdown Occurs

The complex in Washington, DC will remain open for the weekend of January 20-21 even if Congress fails to reach a budget decision.

National Library of Medicine Debuts Traveling Exhibit

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! will examine personal illness narratives in comics and graphic novels.

NEH Announces Humanities Infrastructure Grant Program

The Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant program will award matching grants to museums, libraries, archives, historical sites, and other institutions in the humanities.

Gun Barrel Returning to Battleship New Jersey

The guns were stored outdoors in a Norfolk Naval Shipyard annex for sixty-four years. They will be returned to the Battleship museum and other significant sites.

New Netherland Institute Partners with Cornell University Press

The partnership will begin in Spring 2018 and seeks to identify, develop, and finance the works collaboratively.

Freedmen’s Bureau Transcribe-a-Thon to Honor Frederick Douglass

The event is part of the Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project, which has transcribed some two million digitized, handwritten documents.

Call for Papers: Pennsylvania Historical Association Conference 2018

Papers may address any aspect of Pennsylvania or Mid-Atlantic history. Proposals for student research posters are also welcomed.