7th Annual Public History Community Forum

March 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia
427 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

PubComm is an annual graduate-student organized event designed to spark ideas and collaboration between Philadelphia-area public history professionals and students. It is presented with the generous support of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden and The Center for Public History at Temple University. This year’s theme is “‘This is Why We Fight’: Public History for the Public Good” and will feature archivists, educators, and museum professionals who use public history principles and programming to address issues of social justice and advocacy within their local community and beyond. Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, will present the keynote.

Other presenters include:

  • Ismael Jimenez, M.Ed., Philadelphia Black History Collaborative
  • Sean Kelley, Director of Interpretation, Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence, Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Margery Sly, Director of Special Collections Research Center, Temple University

Transportation and Parking:

Benjamin Franklin Hall, at 427 Chestnut Street, is conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk from both the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (5th Street Station) and the PATCO rail line (8th & Market St. Station). It is also within close proximity to several pay-to-park garages.

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