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  • Spring, In Pursuit of Freedom: A Developing Collaboration to Tell the History of the Underground Railroad and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Brooklyn


  • Fall, Can a Regional History Museum Be a Place to Think about the Future?
  • Summer, Humanities Work as Civic Investment: The Emerging Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
  • Spring, Using Diversity to Reframe the Preservation Movement: Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh


  • Fall, Starting a Museum: What is essential and what is not?
  • Summer, Interpreting the Civil War at Gettysburg
  • Spring, Acts of Civic Engagement: Confronting the History of 1960s Racial Disturbances


  • Winter, Industrial History: What’s at stake and what’s possible (Bethlehem Steel)
  • Fall, Public History at Sites of Protest: Citizenship on the President’s House Viewing Platform
  • Summer, Historic site renovation nightmares that DIDN’T happen
  • Spring, Community archeaology in New Castle, DE


  • Winter, Collaborative exhibits on suburbs in Westchester County
  • Fall, Creating a regional story, Washington/Rochambeau Route to Yorktown
  • Summer, Innovative leadership at Fort Ticonderoga
  • Spring, Whitman and NJ heritage tourism
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Based at MARCH, with numerous community partners, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is a civic project to increase understanding of one of America’s greatest cities. From abolition and the American Revolution to yellow fever and zoos (with cheesesteaks, rowhouses, and hundreds of other topics in between), the digital Encyclopedia and print volume will offer the most comprehensive, authoritative reference source ever created for the Philadelphia region.


8:30 am Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
From the National Park Service: The National Park Service and The George Washington University Museum Studies Program have organized a two-day public symposium, Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces.  The event for NPS administrators and interpreters, academics, museum professionals, and other humanities professionals,
all-day Conference: James Logan and the ...
Conference: James Logan and the ...
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Stenton Museum are hosting an international interdisciplinary conference in Philadelphia that reconsiders early Pennsylvania culture in an Atlantic World context. James Logan (1674-1751), Provincial Secretary to the
6:30 pm Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From H-AMSTDY: The New York Metro American Studies Association and St. John’s University present Recovering 9/11: A Roundtable DiscussionOrganized around the recent publication of Recovering 9/11 in New York, this roundtable will feature editors Robert Fanuzzi and Michael Wolfe of St. John’s
all-day CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
Sep 19 all-day
The planning committee for the Museums in Action Annual Conference has issued a call for proposals. The full call follows.  The conference will be held April 12-14, 2015 in Corning, New York. Sunday’s sessions and workshops will address topics that
9:00 am THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
From THATCampPhilly: The 4th Annual THATCamp Philly will be held September 19, 2014 at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.  Registration is open, and participants are encouraged to submit unconference proposals. What is THATCamp?  THATCamp, The Humanities And Technology Camp,

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