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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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Preservation News From Delaware

From the Delaware State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: In order to solicit information for use in drafting Delaware’s 2013-2017 statewide historic-preservation plan, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be holding five public meetings at locations across

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Sep
18
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all-day Conference: James Logan and the ...
Conference: James Logan and the ...
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Stenton Museum are hosting an international interdisciplinary conference in Philadelphia that reconsiders early Pennsylvania culture in an Atlantic World context. James Logan (1674-1751), Provincial Secretary to the
Sep
19
Fri
all-day CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
Sep 19 all-day
The planning committee for the Museums in Action Annual Conference has issued a call for proposals. The full call follows.  The conference will be held April 12-14, 2015 in Corning, New York. Sunday’s sessions and workshops will address topics that
Sep
22
Mon
9:00 am Understanding Audiences Workshop @ Middlesex County Community College
Understanding Audiences Workshop @ Middlesex County Community College
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
From H-NJ: In his History News article, “Turning Points: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change” Balgooy writes that the 2008 economic downturn threatened our cultural institutions, but the issue extends beyond the economy. Surveys over the past thirty years by the National Endowment for
Sep
23
Tue
10:00 am Attack of the Podcasters: A Hand... @ New Castle Public Library
Attack of the Podcasters: A Hand... @ New Castle Public Library
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
From Sustaining Places: Want to learn how to record and edit audio for your small museum or historic site? Podcasting, which is just one application of recording and editing audio, is an inexpensive and easy (really…trust us) way for you to get
Oct
6
Mon
9:30 am Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Organizers of the Greater Philadelphia Visitor Experience Conference have announced the date of their 2014 event.  This year’s conference will be held October 6, 9:30am-6:30pm at the Chemical Heritage Foundation at 315 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. Proposals are due by

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