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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

Jul
24
Thu
10:00 am Conference: Future of Museums @ Online
Conference: Future of Museums @ Online
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
From futureofmuseums.com: The 2014 Future of Museums conference will be held online, on July 24th from 10am-5pm (EST). Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the
Jul
30
Wed
9:00 am Cultural Institutions & Emergenc... @ Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
Cultural Institutions & Emergenc... @ Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
From New Jersey Collections Care Network: Intended for collections care professionals and volunteers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response, as well as building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.  Presenters will include first responders and representatives from
Aug
1
Fri
all-day CFP: 2nd Annual One-Day History ... @ West Chester University
CFP: 2nd Annual One-Day History ... @ West Chester University
Aug 1 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its 2nd Annual One-Day History Conference to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014: Creating, Displaying, and Revising American Identity.  The inspiration for this year’s
all-day CFP: Ephemera Society of America... @ Deadline
CFP: Ephemera Society of America... @ Deadline
Aug 1 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Ephemera Society of America has issued a call for its ESA 35 conference, The Sporting Life.  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.  The full call and instructions for submitting a proposal are below. Sports, games, play
Aug
10
Sun
9:00 am ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm
From the Society of American Archivists: ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access 2014 will be held August 10-17, in Washington, D.C.  The weeklong conference is a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and

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