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2010

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

2009

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2007

  • 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

2006

  • 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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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA

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.

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Oct
22
Wed
3:15 pm Mid-Atlantic Association of Muse...
Mid-Atlantic Association of Muse...
Oct 22 @ 3:15 pm – Oct 24 @ 4:15 pm
From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums: Join MAAM in Washington DC this October as we explore Museums in Transition and Transitions in Museums. The museum world is constantly undergoing change and transformation, whether in response to economics, cultural trends or
Oct
23
Thu
all-day Creating, Displaying, and Revisi... @ West Chester University
Creating, Displaying, and Revisi... @ West Chester University
Oct 23 all-day
West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania) will hold its 2nd Annual One-Day History Conference on Thursday, October 23, 2014: Creating, Displaying, and Revising American Identity.  The inspiration for this year’s theme is the 200th anniversary of the national anthem and the
Oct
24
Fri
1:45 pm The World’s Fair Since ’64 @ Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution
The World’s Fair Since ’64 @ Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution
Oct 24 @ 1:45 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:45 pm
From H-Urban: This workshop proposes to examine world’s fairs since (and including) 1964, a period marked by tremendous variability in the location and impact of the genre.  Participants may cover any of the fairs from 1964 to the present, as
Oct
27
Mon
8:30 am Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
From the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts: The twentieth and twenty-first centuries brought into the world a bewildering array of new materials, used to design a broad range of objects now collected in museums, libraries, and archives.   Many
Oct
30
Thu
4:30 pm Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm
More information to follow.  View the 2013 conference schedule at http://www.hagley.org/hagley-conferences.

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