The American Philosophical Society and the Omohundro Institute will host A Life in Letters: A Celebration of Dr. Barbara Oberg on Wednesday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. at Benjamin Franklin Hall in Philadelphia. The daylong celebration will honor the institutional and intellectual leadership of Dr. Barbara Oberg.
Dr. Oberg has played crucial roles in various organizations and initiatives throughout her career. She served as General Editor of the Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Papers, Chair of the Executive Board of the Omohundro Institute, and Chair of the Committee on Library at the American Philosophical Society.
A full schedule can be found here. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. For more information, click here.
The annual New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference: Fun and Fury! will take place at Stockton University-Atlantic City on June 12 and 13, 2023.
From the New Jersey Historic Trust: The New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference is an annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site, and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.
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Dr. Charlene Mires, Professor of History and Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden, will lead a tour of Camden’s Historic Cooper Street on Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
From the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: The Cooper Street Historic District and adjacent campus of Rutgers-Camden are a living museum of American urban history. Surviving nineteenth-century residences and later commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings tell the story of Camden’s emergence as an industrial powerhouse and the impacts of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and urban renewal. Within six blocks, highlights of this walk will include a rare row of 1850s working-class rental properties, the 1869 mansion of Philadelphia advertising pioneer F.W. Ayer, Camden’s first luxury apartment building, the distinctive public art of Johnson Park, and surviving buildings of the RCA-Victor factory complex. We will see residences individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places for their architectural merit and a variety of approaches to preservation and adaptive reuse.
The tour will begin at Fifth and Market Streets in Camden, in Roosevelt Park across the street from the City Hall station of the PATCO High Speedline. The tour will end in the vicinity of Front and Cooper Streets.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For more information, click here.