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You can still receive Act 48 credits for HSP programs. In June, we have two offerings: a panel discussion of the Emilie Davis diaries and a lecture to commemorate the beginning of World War I.
On Thursday, June 19 at 6 pm, join us as Dr. Judith Giesberg of Villanova University and other members of the editorial team discuss the project that helped bring Emilie Davis’s experiences back to life. The recent discovery of Emilie Davis’ Civil War diaries, dated 1863-65, offer readers a lively and deeply personal account of the war’s “memorable days,” as this twenty-four year old African American women often referred to them. A reception and document display, which includes the original diaries, will follow the discussion. Copies of the book will also be for sale, and the program is free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Register now.
A week late, on Thursday, June 26 at 6 pm, Peter Williams, author of Philadelphia: The World War I Years, will be speaking on life in Philadelphia during the War. This program also is the launch for “Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War,” a digital resource highlighting little-known primary source materials from the Delaware Valley region. The program is free, but registration is required.