Pen to Paper: Handwriting- Why We Should Care

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Pen to Paper: Handwriting- Why We Should Care

Rescheduled from January 21. Registration still open.

Thursday, 1/29/15
12:30 am - 2:00 am

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA

Teaching and mastery of handwriting is under attack as being less relevant with today’s digital communication. Dr. Robert J. Mahar will provide a brief review of the history and present status of handwriting, revealing the central role that cursive handwriting has served in society.

During the program, participants will have an opportunity to view the Pen to Paper document displays of historic and current writing manuals, fancy script, such as in Pennsylvania-German fraktur, and oak gall ink production, and then get to try their hand at transcription and quill writing. Act48 credit is available for educators.

Dr. Mahar, is Emeritus Profession in the College of Education at Temple University.

This program is part of the Pen to Paper program series. Purchase the entire series and the third program is free.