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First State National Historical Park Created in Delaware

As part of a larger package of National Park Service provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, Delaware is receiving its first national park. The First State National Historical Park will expand on the historic sites that were included in the First State National Monument in 2013.

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Winterthur Accepting Research Fellowship Applications

Applications are due January 15, 2015 for Winterthur’s 2015-2016 Research Fellowship Program. Short- and long-term fellowships are available to support research in many areas of social and cultural history.

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AASLH Announces Leadership in History Award Winners

Fourteen individuals and organizations from the mid-Atlantic region have been named as recipients of the American Association of Local and State History’s Leadership in History Awards.

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Wendy Bellion receives Charles C. Eldredge Prize

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Congratulations to Wendy Bellion, who has received the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The Eldredge Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of American art and is accompanied

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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs special events for June

From the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Lewes Historical Society, will sponsor 20 special events throughout the month of June in the museums of the state

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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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Delaware’s Johnson Victrola Museum on “America’s Lost Treasures” on July 25

From the State of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The segment of “America’s Lost Treasures” filmed at Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on July 25, 2012 on the National Geographic cable channel. “America’s Lost Treasures”

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NEH Awards $17M in Awards for 208 Humanities Projects

From the National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $17M in grants for 208 humanities projects.  The funding will support projects, fellowships for scholarly research, the creation of exhibits, digital tools and the preservation of

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Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Announces 2012 Awards

From Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: The Preservation Alliance has announced its 2012 award recipients. THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARD for lifetime achievement in historic preservation was awarded to Richard J. Webster, Phd. THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD for preservation in the

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Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Announces Personnel Changes

From the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor : The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Board of Directors has appointed Elissa Garofalo as its President and Executive Director.  She has been the D&L’s Vice-President since 2009, but began her career

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all-day The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
From MuseumL: To further research on how music scholars, performers, educators, journalists and industry professionals can engage the public,Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey will host a three-day conference on public musicology from January 30 to February
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CFP: Pennsylvania Historical Ass... @ Deadline
Mar 1 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Meeting to be hosted by Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2015. The program committee welcomes and encourages proposals on all aspects of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history.
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Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
From H-DC: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians will hold the 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC, on March 21-22, 2015 at the Catholic University of America. Paper sessions will be held on the 21st,
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all-day Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Mar 24 – Mar 28 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold its 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 24-28, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The theme is Continuity and Change, and planners hope to explore and celebrate the Society’s long
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all-day Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day
Submitted by Simon Bronner: The Eastern American Studies Association has announced the dates of its annual conference, Land and Sea– Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience, to be held March 27-28, 2015 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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