Gather at Chester County Historical Society for a day of family fun and surprising opportunity to make history. Continue reading
Solve the mystery of what is behind the doors to the secret rooms. Continue reading
A maps & images open house to welcome local archivists into the newly renovated Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College Continue reading
Enjoy some tricks and treats with Villanova’s Distinctive Collections staff! Continue reading
Spice Cookies vs. Oreos: which is more “Quaker”? Continue reading
What do chamomile & hemlock have in common? Find out at “Poison or Panacea?”! Continue reading
Archives & History Day is an annual gathering for archivists, local historians, and others interested in New Jersey History.
Join the Redemptorist Archives for an open house with archive tours throughout the day and the unveiling of a new exhibit, “Pulling Back the Curtain: Portraits of Redemptorist Life,” revealing personal accounts from this Catholic order of priests and brothers who have been ministering in the United States since 1832. Continue reading
Join us for the opening of our new exhibit “The Spanish Lady in the City of Brotherly Love: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.” Continue reading
For one-night only, browse treasures from the Othmer Library’s collections and hone your skills in archival detective work at the Othmer Library Open House: Escape the Archives! Continue reading
Animal Cracker v. Meringue: which cookie is more ʺQuakerʺ? Continue reading
The Historical Society of Frankford’s event is a free-form conference of members and friends of the Society who have researched various aspects of Northeast Philadelphia history and can bring the lore to bear in explaining the importance of maps, deeds, prints, and other documents from our special collections, plus a few items from our museum. The public is cordially invited to come, enjoy the occasion, and interact with the featured researchers.
Archives & History Day, a history expo with more than 60 organizations participating, plus other days with lectures and a feature film.
See behind-the-scenes at one of Philly’s most unique museums! Continue reading
Come to the Presbyterian Historical Society for a one-night-only display of temperance items from the collection. Continue reading
To celebrate Archives Month Philly, Eastern State Archivist Erica Harman will lead several special 15-minute Hands-On History tours of the penitentiary’s collection storage area that houses Eastern State’s generally unknown, fascinating, and sometimes creepy collection of prisoner-made objects, photographs, and documents. Continue reading
Every Friday the Penn Museum opens its archives doors to everyone to see hidden collections. Continue reading
“Invisible, not insignificant” uses the Historical Medical Library’s collection of 19th- and early 20th-century photographs, case books, diaries, and pamphlets to look at ‘invisible’ conditions such as depression, and explores 19th-century asylum life. Continue reading
For one-night only, discover how STEM education has changed over the centuries as the Othmer Library of Chemical History opens its vaults for American Archives Month! Continue reading
Come see the invisible sights and unheard sounds of the moments before the big moments … before the counter-attack is launched, the play performed, an execution ordered, a new bestseller published. Continue reading
See curios and oddities from the collection, view the “Presbyterians and the American Revolution” exhibit, and take a behind-the-scenes tour! Continue reading
A screening of rarely seen commercials and films from Hagley’s audiovisual collections, plus specially selected materials from our library and archival collections. Continue reading
Selection of materials on display and a behind the scenes tour!
The Library will be displaying highlights from its rarely shown collection of photographs featuring physicians, patients, and all things medicine in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Visit the newly constructed Redemptorist Archives during its open house and hear an evening lecture by a local historian on the value of religious archives. Continue reading
For one night only, discover hidden treasures from the Othmer Library of Chemical History as we open our vaults in celebration of American Archives Month!
Check out the sexiest archive in the city! Continue reading
Exhibit will be ongoing for month of October, Open House Event and Tour of the Center will be on October 12th from 5-7 PM
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA 19104
100 Years in Nursing History will be an ongoing exhibit that explores the rich history of the nursing profession beginning in 1915 and will include photos and selections from the archives of the Bates Center.
Open House and Tour Description for 10/12/15: Come explore the archives of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at Penn Nursing. As one of the oldest and largest archives dedicated to preserving nursing’s rich history, the Bates Center is a rich resource for researchers from across the globe who are interested in the historical development of nursing.
The open house will be held on October 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and will feature the Center’s ongoing exhibit “100 Years in Nursing History,” as well as select items from the archives.
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October 3, 2015, 9am-3pm
Monmouth County Library HQ
125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
RSVP required for tour of Monmouth County Archives
The event includes a History Forum, 62 exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, awards presentations, and a history game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives, for which reservation is required. Attendees will be able to view the exhibit, “New Jersey in Focus: The World War I Era, 1910-1920,” which will be on view in the library’s gallery for the month of October, after which it will be hung in the hallway outside the Archives office on the lower level of the building.
Also during the week preceding the main event:
Tuesday, September 29, 2pm, movie, WWI era, “The Water Diviner”
Wednesday, September 30, 9:30-11:45am: Seminar, Newspaper Photo Collections in New Jersey
Sarah Hull, Plainfield Public Library (Courier News)
Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives (Red Bank Register)
Boris Von Faust, Passaic County Historical Society (Paterson Evening News)
Wednesday, September 30, 1-2:30pm: Lecture by Joe Grabas, “Monmouth County Land Holdings”
Thursday, October 1, 2pm, movie, WWI, “Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World”
October 16, 2015 at 3:30 – 5pm
150 N. 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fresh Air with Terry Gross, an award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is produced by WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by National Public Radio (NPR). The hour-long interview show is currently adding metadata to its archives to make it more widely available for research and scholarship. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of WHYY studios, listen to selected “gems” from Fresh Air Archives, and talk to the producers of the program about their use of archives for research and production.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Registration required. RSVP here
For one night only, discover hidden treasures from the Othmer Library of Chemical History as we open our vaults in celebration of American Archives Month! Visitors will have the opportunity to browse a selection of our most unique and interesting materials, from alchemical manuscripts and alternative versions of the periodic table, to vintage chemistry notebooks and advertisements from the Dow Chemical Company. Enjoy light refreshments while chatting with our archivists and librarians about these remarkable collections. You won’t want to miss this exclusive peek at everything you never knew about the history of chemistry – RSVP today!
About the Othmer Library of Chemical History
The Othmer Library of Chemical History, part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials relating to the history of science, technology, and medicine, with an emphasis on chemistry and chemical engineering from ancient to modern times. The Library houses approximately 160,000 printed volumes, rare books and manuscripts, significant archival materials, and a rich collection of historical photographs. Together, these collections span nearly six miles of shelves and form an unrivaled resource for the history of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries.
Monday, October 26, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
What is a monster? Today, one often thinks of large, fantastical – and often frightening – creatures when one hears the word ‘monster.’ The meaning of ‘monster’ has changed seemingly little over the years. However, at one time, ‘monster’ was used also to describe people with medical anomalies, not just fabulous creatures out of legends.
As part of Archives Month Philly, The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will be displaying materials that explore what it meant to be a ‘monster’ in the 16th through the early 20th centuries and how the use of the term has changed – at least in the medical world.
This event is free, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 30 attendees. A behind-the-scenes tour of the library stacks is included with this event.
October 27, 2015 at 6pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia invites you to learn more about the seven fantastic special collections at Parkway Central: the Automobile Reference Collection, the Children’s Literature Research Collection, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, the Map Collection, the Print and Picture Collection, the Rare Book Department, and the Theatre Collection.
Treasures from each collection will be on view, and the collections’ curators will lead a special show-and-tell. A reception with light refreshments and drinks will follow.