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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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Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants: Support Sessions at PFP

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.

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PAS: APAL Announces 2012 Awardees

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,

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Pennsylvania Abolition SocietyAccepting Applications for 2013 Grants

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.

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1st Annual History Affiliates Luncheon

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,

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IMLS Awards Museums for America Grants

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:

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From H-Pennsylvania: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its 2nd Annual One-Day History Conference to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014: Creating, Displaying, and Revising American Identity.  The inspiration for this year’s
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From MuseWeekly: The Ephemera Society of America has issued a call for its ESA 35 conference, The Sporting Life.  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.  The full call and instructions for submitting a proposal are below. Sports, games, play
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ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
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From the Society of American Archivists: ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access 2014 will be held August 10-17, in Washington, D.C.  The weeklong conference is a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and
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