Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’
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 downtown Gettysburg, but these filled up incredibly quickly during the pre-registration period. My guess is that the conference organizers could have hosted twice as many of these as they did and they would still have been oversubscribed. Read more.
From Save Pennsylvania’s Past:
Save Pennsylvania’s Past is entering the second year of its two-year initiative to prepare staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania’s world-class collections through training programs and online resources. Participants who complete all six training programs will receive a Save Pennsylvania’s Past Certificate of Completion. Three training programs, Essential Policies & Procedures for Cultural Institutions; Fundraising for Preservation & Conservation, and Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning & Response will be held at eight locations throughout Pennsylvania. Participants can attend sessions in Allentown, Boalsburg, Erie, Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Scranton, and York, Pennsylvania. Location information and addresses are available here.
Search for open sessions and register for training programs at Save Pennsylvania’s Past.
Save Pennsylvania’s Past is led by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc.
Portrait of a Washerwoman for the Union Army in Richmond, virginia with an American flag pinned to dress. Photographer: Unknown, Ca. 1862-65. Ambrotype. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Photographic History Collection, Division of Information Technology and Communications, National Museum of American History.
January 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In commemoration, a number of institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region briefly displayed copies of the hallowed document before whisking them necessarily back to climate controlled safety.
However, if you missed earlier events or want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the promises it held there are still a number of exhibitions, lectures and programs available in the region: Read more.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) presented its 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten museums and libraries from across the country. According to the IMLS, “the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.” IMLS Director Susan Hildreth and Domestic Policy Council Director Cecillia Muñoz presented the Medals in a ceremony held today (November 14, 2012). Among the honorees are the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City, New York, and the Shaler North Hills Library in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. Read more.
Pennsylvania History, A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies has issued a special volume focusing on the environmental histories of the Mid-Atlantic region. Co-editors Allen Dieterich-Ward and Dave Hsiung worked with contributors to craft a volume that would appeal to historians of the region as well as those focused on the broader themes of environmental history and related fields. The issue includes an interview with Joel A. Tarr who studies the environmental history of cities and the history and impact of their technological systems, as well as contributions by scholars such as April M. Beisaw, Peter Linehan, James Longhurst and Charles Hardy III. The full list of contributors and their articles is available under the cut. Read more.
From the Philadelphia Folklore Project:
Nov. 12 and 19: 6 PM – 8 PM
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is now accepting applications for folk and traditional arts apprenticeships. Make an appointment at PFP to work on your application. These grants support partnerships between a master artist and an apprentice who is seriously studying in a particular folk art form. PCA will provide up to $3,000 to support the master’s time and travel, as well as supplies for the apprenticeship. RSVP or call215.726.1106. Application Deadline: December 14, 2012.
From H-Material Culture:
The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) announced the recipients of its 2012 Awards. We would like to extend special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipients; Cathy A. Wilson of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania received the newly instituted W. Frank Ainsley Outstanding Service Award; Ryan and Eric Berley recieved an Historic Preservation Award for their restoration of the Shane Candies Confectionery in Philadelphia, PA; Temple University received an Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit for its rehabilitation of the North Broad Street Baptist Temple; and Kristen L. Britanik, a recent graduate of the Historic Preservation program at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, received the Wilhelm-Keiffer Student Research Award. More information on all the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes awards below. Read more.
From the Pennsylvania Abolition Society:
The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. Grant applications are due on December 31, 2012. More information after the break. Read more.
From the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance:
Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the first-ever History Affiliates Luncheon, which will recognize excellence and innovation in the history and heritage community in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
This inaugural luncheon will feature keynote speaker, First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan M. Corbett and the presentation of the History in Philadelphia (HIP) Awards. HIP honorees included Bartram’s Garden, the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Concord Township Historical Society, and the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden.
The awards honor volunteer-run, small, and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
From The Institute of Museum and Library Services:
The IMLS recently announced more than 150 awards totaling $18,113,376 for Museums for America Grants. Mid-Atlantic recipients are listed after the break: