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For Emerging Professionals: Museums and Historic Sites on a Budget

Philadelphia is a beautiful city with more than its fair share of amazing museums and historic sites. As a young professional, you might feel that visiting some, or most, or all of these museums and historic sites would benefit you, but you might not have the money or the time in which to do it. But there are plenty of ways in which visiting the city’s museums and historic sites will benefit you, and plenty of ways to take advantage of what they have to offer.

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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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