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Format: 2014-07-30
Format: 2014-07-30
Thursday, 5/30/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Samuel Powel has the distinction of being the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule and the first after American Independence. Often referred to as Philadelphia’s “Patriot Mayor,” he is depicted as an early ardent supporter of the American cause. Join us as author David Maxey journeys back to the early years of the Revolution to take a closer look at Powel and his allegiance.

Monday, 5/13/13
Special Event

Does your Chester County-based historical organization hold archival materials (such as papers, letters, maps, ledgers, and photographs)? Would you like your archival collections surveyed by professional archivists and descriptions of your collections made accessible online?

Monday, 5/6/13
Genealogy Workshop

Learn how to verify family stories—from oral tradition to fact. Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, will provide techniques for interviewing family members and deciphering gravestone inscriptions. She will discuss U.S. 20th-century immigration and naturalization case files, how to find and visit ancestral villages, and how to research war and census records. The presentation is for all levels of researchers and will be presented in English.

Thursday, 4/25/13
Gala

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the honoree at this year’s Founder’s Award Dinner on April 25.

Monday, 4/22/13
Workshop

Are you having trouble finding, training and retaining volunteers? Join us on April 22 and May 13 at the Bucks County Historical Society's Mercer Museum as we look at the challenges of volunteerism today and discuss strategies for meeting those challenges.

Saturday, 4/13/13
Special Event

Explore the archive at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania through the puppetry and theatrical performance of artist Sebastienne Mundheim. HSP has partnered with Mundheim to participate in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). This year the festival celebrates time travel...what better way to do that than through the magic of an archive—a paper time machine.

Wednesday, 4/3/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

From the ashes of the Second World War came the idea of the United Nations—an organization that would serve as a center for international diplomacy. Charlene Mires, author of Capital of the World, will discuss the dramatic, surprising, and at times comic story of the hometown promoters in pursuit of an extraordinary prize and the diplomats who struggled with the balance of power at a pivotal moment in history.

Thursday, 2/21/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

On November 22, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture.

Thursday, 2/21/13
Workshop

This two-part workshop, sponsored by History Affiliates, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on January 17 and February 21. The workshops will outline the components of a maintenance program and provide you with the basic tools for preparing a maintenance plan for your house museum.

Wednesday, 2/20/13
Genealogy Workshop

Have you exhausted research in the United States looking for your Italian ancestors and want to know what records in Italy might help you continue your search?

Wednesday, 2/13/13
Genealogy Workshop

Fred Blum, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, will share techniques to track down Jewish ancestors.

Saturday, 2/2/13
Special Event

Does your historical organization hold archival materials (such as papers, letters, maps, ledgers, and photographs)? Would you like descriptions of your archival collections to be accessible online?