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Preserving History and Culture

Saving history for future generations.

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Elba Farabegoli Gurzau

-Taught English as a second language

-Studied, wrote and published about Italian Folk Art

-Founded the Italian Folk Art Federation of America to preserve and foster interest in Italian Folk Art.


John Bartram

-Founded the American Philosophical Society with Benjamin Franklin

-Collected seeds and plant specimens, establishing a trans-Atlantic hub of plant exploration through his exchanges with London merchant Peter Collinson

-Gathered the most varied collection of North American plants in the world

-In 1765, was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III


John Fanning Watson

- Author of “Annals of Philadelphia” first published in 1830, the first major history of the city of Philadelphia

-Gathered reminiscences of the elderly and put together the book, though without much fact-checking