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PoliticalFest in Philadelphia

The local Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which runs from July 25 to July 28, consciously draws on the city’s key role in prior American political events in using the tagline “Lets Make History Again” as part of its marketing campaign. DNC week also offers a chance for both conventioneers and the general public to learn about American political history through a series of seven exhibits around Philadelphia collectively called PoliticalFest, which run from July 22 to July 27.

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Knight News Challenge Awards 2016 Library Winners

The projects aim to help shape the future of libraries, meeting 21st century information needs as centers for digital learning, data sharing, community connection and discovery.

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Publication Spotlight: The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott

The book cover for The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott.

With her December 2015 publication, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, Marjorie G. Jones explores the life of the woman known as the “Audubon of Botany.”

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Elfreth’s Alley: Embracing A First Research Project in the World of Public History

An image of Elfreth's Alley in 1980. (Photo taken from Library of Congress.)

When I started on my very first project, the only experience I had (that even came close to this type of endeavor) was writing my capstones and my Honors project (essentially all fancy terms for a thesis, of which I had to write three). While I thought the experience of having to write two capstone projects- including eight, yes eight, drafts of my English capstone- in one semester had prepared me, I was quite wrong.

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Commemorating the Justice Bell Tour

The Justice Bell was taken to the first national convention of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage in Washington, D.C.  (Image taken from the Library of Congress.)

In 1915, the Justice Bell, also known as the Women’s Liberty Bell, embarked on a historic tour of Pennsylvania, making this year the 100th anniversary.

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Community Preservation Project in Kensington Section of Philadelphia

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Orinoka Mills Civic House on October 27, 2015. (Courtesy of the NKCDC)

The new Orinoka Mills Civic House will provide housing for the community and serve as a living memory of the rich history of these neighborhoods.

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Museums Greet Pope with Religion-Theme Exhibits

Pope Francis said mass directly in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, September 27.

While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.

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