Explore the lives of Philadelphia’s saints–Mother Katherine Drexel and Bishop John Neumann–with one of the country’s leading experts. Continue reading
Come join us, and other museum professionals, for a curator’s tour of the new exhibit in the Heritage Center, Risk & Reward: Entrepreneurship & the Making of Philadelphia. Continue reading
What Do A German Assassin and Robert E. Lee have in common? Continue reading
Take a look at these authentic wood or metal molds, and sample the cookies you can make with them! (SOLD OUT) Continue reading
Seminars, archives tour, movies, history organization expo, awards, raffle Continue reading
Archivists take over the popular bar-based monthly lecture series, Nerd Nite Philly. Continue reading
Join us for a tour of the Union League and a curatorial discussion of “Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia,” on display in The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia.
The 2016 Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon will showcase glass lantern slides from the special collections of several Philadelphia institutions projected from an historic lantern projector in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall. Continue reading
Come hear author Marta McDowell talk about the fascinating history of the White House gardens.
“Translating Across Time and Space” will explore the ways archival collections and scholarly fieldwork help preserve and revitalize linguistic and cultural practices in indigenous communities throughout North America.
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
In celebration of Archives Month, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Manager, Archives and Records, Erica Harman, will lead ten special Hands-On History (15-minute) tours of the historic site’s collection storage area. Continue reading
This symposium brings together scholars and archivists to theorize animal traces in historical archives, where they come to be represented textually, visually, and even materially—both dead (as in leather bindings, parchment, glues, and taxidermy specimens) and very much alive (as in bookworms, silverfish, mice, and other archival “pests”). Continue reading
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.