Posts Tagged ‘PHMC’
Bucks County Community College’s Historic Preservation program is hosting “Building a Preservation Community,” March 31st, from 8:30 am to noon in Tyler Hall on the Newtown Campus. The event features keynote speaker Scott Doyle, the division chief for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. His talk will preview Pennsylvania’s 2012-2017 statewide historic preservation plan. Breakout sessions follow the keynote, “Undiscovered Historic Places in Your Community,” and “Caring for Historic Properties,” and “Preservation in the Community.” These sessions will be led by professors from BCCC’s Historic Preservation program.
To reserve a place for “Building a Preservation Community,” contact program coordinator Patricia Fisher-Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-968-8286. To learn more about Historic Preservation at Bucks, visit www.bucks.edu/hp.
(Information from Newtown Patch)
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission announced the reinstatement of its Scholars in Residence Program. The new incarnation of the program, renamed the Pennypacker Fellowship, was made possible through a collaboration between the State Library of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
The Pennypacker Fellowship Program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the State Library and at Commission facilities, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg, and at many of the Commission’s historic sites and museums throughout the Commonwealth.
The Pennypacker Fellowship Program has a four-fold purpose:
- to promote the interpretation of Pennsylvania history;
- to encourage research that draws upon the State Library and Historical Commission collections;
- to promote the dissemination of research findings to both the professional community of scholars and the public; and
- to develop collegial relationships between scholars and Commonwealth staff.
Stipends are awarded for a period of up to eight consecutive weeks at the rate of $400 per week. Residencies may begin May 1 of the year in which application is made and must be completed by April 30 of the following year.
The application deadline is January 30, 2012. Notification of awards is made in late March. Up to six awards will be made annually.
More information and application forms
(From the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission)
The PHMC announced that James M. Vaughan has been appointed the agency’s new executive director. His tenure begins on November 28.
Vaughan most recently served as Vice President, Stewardship of Historic Sites for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. In his more than 30 years of experience, Vaughan led other historic organizations including The Hermitage, The San Diego Historical Society, The Hagley Museum & Library, and Strawberry Banke, Inc.
Vaughan succeeds Barbara Franco, who is leaving the commission after more than seven years of service.
The full press release is available at the PHMC’s newsroom.
(From Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission)