The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has announced its schedule of events for fall 2002. Unless stated otherwise, events are free, open to the public and held at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. To register for an event, call or email us. For more information call or visit the Society’s web site.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:45 p.m.
Book Signing: Henry Magaziner
The Golden Age of Ironwork, by Henry Magaziner, explores the design and context of architectural ironwork, both cast and wrought, in Philadelphia from 1840 to 1930. Magaziner examines how iron enhanced the houses and buildings where it was placed, as well as the symbolism found in iron designs. A reception at 5:15 p.m. will precede this program.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Conference and Workshops: Evaluating the Quality of Historical Information on the Web
A conference sponsored jointly by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
There’s a wealth of free historical information on the Web, but all too often we face sites that offer poorly researched, unverified and even false information. Whether doing research for personal pleasure or academic assignment, historical researchers need to learn how to find, use and responsibly cite credible and reliable historical information on the Web. This free conference will show how to find reputable sites for historical information including genealogy, verify sources, cite and use information on the Web. A Statewide Conference Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission provides funding for this program. An optional lunch is available for $11. Register by Sept. 19 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about this conference call 215-925-8090 ext. 248.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: Culture, Cuisine and Conversation at Roy’s, 124-34 S. 15th St., Philadelphia
Explore Hawaiian fusion cuisine at Roy’s Restaurant. Dinner will include a three-course meal that will show off the cuisines of Pan-Asian cultures. Cost is $50 per person, including appetizer, choice of entrée, chef’s choice of dessert, and coffee, tea or soda.
Note: A colonial holiday meal is planned for Thursday, Dec. 5, at City Tavern, 138 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia. Dinner at City Tavern will be $50. Reserve both dinners before Sept. 25 at a discounted price of $95.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:45 p.m.
HSP Harvest of Books Show
What do the American Revolution, housewives and a captain of industry have in common? Find out by joining three local authors who have harvested the treasures of the Society’s collections for their research. The authors will discuss and sign copies of their recent books: Francis Fox, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Ordeal of the American Revolution in Northampton County, Pennsylvania; Janet Theophano, Eat My Words: Reading Women’s Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote; and Herb Ershkowitz, John Wanamaker: Philadelphia Merchant. A reception at 5:15 p.m. will precede this program.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.-approximately 6 p.m.
Tour of Pennsylvania’s Coal Culture
Explore the fascinating history of the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania in Eckley Miners’ Village. Eckley preserves a way of life that dominated the anthracite region for over 140 years. Go into a lateral coal mine where miners worked by hand, and a strip mine showing current mining techniques. The tour will leave from 1300 Locust St. and include all transportation, a talk en route, admissions and lunch. HSP members $70 each, non-members $80 each. With early registration before Sept. 6, the price is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.
Halloween Program: Philadelphia’s Skeletons in the Closet
What lurks under the sidewalks and streets of Philadelphia? Join forensic archaeologist Tom Crist in an exploration of the city’s hidden skeletons, both literal and figurative. Crist, formerly the city archaeologist, has excavated parts of numerous burial grounds around the city, uncovering many hidden mysteries, including Philadelphia’s earliest known homicide. Learn about how an archeologist actually works, and experience hands-on artifacts excavated across the city, from Washington’s House to Washington Avenue. Crist will bring bones and other artifacts excavated from sites around Philadelphia. A reception at 1:30 p.m. will precede this program.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, including The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, documents, preserves, and shares the histories and cultures of the diverse communities in the Greater Philadelphia region, across Pennsylvania, and throughout the nation. The Society brings together people and documents to explore and interpret history, enriching the lives of the individuals and communities drawn to the stories of the United States and its people.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: 215-732-6200 ext. 412 for registration, 215-732-6200 ext. 207 for information
Fax: (215) 732-2680 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www,hsp.org
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