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Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War

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Join HSP and collaborating institutions in the area (American Philosophical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation, College of Physicians, Library Company of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College, Villanova University) for the launch of “Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War,” a digital resource highlighting little-known primary source materials located in the Delaware Valley region relating to World War I in commemoration of the war’s centennial. Partner organizations will curate and contribute Great War content throughout 2014-2018, starting with the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 2014.

The launch event will include physical and digital document displays of WWI materials, and Peter Williams, author of Philadelphia: The World War I Years, will be speaking on life in Philadelphia during the First World War, with a reception to follow.

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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for learning about our past.

HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a Friend, visit us at www.hsp.org.

 

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