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Allen C. Guelzo wins inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman book prize

From einnews.com: Congratulations to Allen C. Guelzo whose book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf 2013) has won the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History.  The award was established by the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation and Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman

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National Archive facility in Philadelphia will close in 2014

From the National Archives: The Archivist of the Unite States has announced the permanent closure of three National Archives facilities.  Philadelphia is currently home to two locations, a records center at Townsend Road, and a smaller “storefront” facility at 900

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New possibilities dawn for Bethlehem Steel Historic Site

On January 30, a Northampton County grand jury called for the firing or resignation of Stephen G. Donches, once PR executive at Bethlehem Steel Corporation and since the 1990s, president of an effort to create a National Museum of Industrial

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NEH awards 47 grants for projects in the Mid-Atlantic

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $33 million in grants for 173 humanities projects.  Special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipeients: District of Columbia: Folger Shakespeare Library Outright: $195,000 [Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Robert Young Project Title: Folger

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Preservation Pennsylvania 2013 Historic Preservation Awards

From Preservation Pennsylvania: Preservation Pennsylvania announced the recipients of its 2013 Historic Preservation Awards.  The awards are presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. A. Roy Smith, F. Otto Haas Award

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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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Save Pennsylvania’s Past Offers Conservation and Preservation Training

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

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Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

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

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IMLS Honors 10 Museums and Libraries for Outstanding Community Service

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

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New Volume of Pennsylvania History Focuses on Environmental History

From H-Urban: 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

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all-day CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
Apr 21 all-day
From H-Urban: Call for Papers: The World’s Fair Since ‘64 October 24-25, 2014 Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian [...]
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9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
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all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]

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