News from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Listings categories:
Lectures, Book Signings)
Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, will present the War Letters Project and explore the lived experiences of wartime in the United States on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. The War Letters Project is dedicated to encouraging Americans to collect, preserve and publicize letters to and from people who served in America’s wars. The Historical Society is hosting the project in the Delaware Valley. Since Sept. 11, Mr. Carroll has also been sharing with audiences the understandings of war that he has gained from reading hundreds of letters spread across three centuries of U.S. history.
This free program will include a video preview of the PBS American Experience series’ Veterans Day special on the project and a display of soldiers’ letters from the Historical Society’s collections. Copies of the book will be for sale, and Mr. Carroll will be glad to sign them. Attendees are also invited to bring their own family letters to show to the War Letters Project staff. For more information or to reserve a place call 215-732-6200 ext. 412, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Society’s web site provided below.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Phone: 215-732-6200 Ext. 246
Fax: 215-732-2680 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.hsp.org
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