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Gettysburg at 150

I attended The Future of Civil War History conference recently at Gettysburg. One outstanding element of the conference involved a series of field experiences, two-hour plus morning tours with various experts covering topics like battlefield rehabilitation or the fighting in

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What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

The month of September was a blur. Here in the north-central part of Maryland, we were consumed by Civil War Sesquicentennial events.  There were all manner of activities and commemorations relating to the actions 150 years ago leading up to

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DHF Presents “Why The Civil War Mattered” With Stephen Hahn

From the Delaware Humanities Forum: The Delaware Humanities Forum’s Joseph P. DelTufo Annual Lecture will be held Thursday, October 18, at the Delaware Historical Society.  Dr. Stephen Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania,

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Empire State in Civil War Exhibitat New York State Museum

From the New York State Museum: An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War opened on September 22, at the New York State Museum to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The 7,000 square-foot exhibition focuses on

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Mid-Winter Lecture Series at Gettysburg National Military Park

(From nps.gov) To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service free winter lecture series in 2012 will explore events and personalities that figured prominently in 1862, and also return to the popular “Perspectives on the Gettysburg

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The Commemorations of 2011 … and 1976

On April 12, the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter came alive with the blasting of email promotions, Twitter messages, and Facebook postings to call our attention to the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  Although most of the military

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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
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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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