Currents

Great Greek Following six years of extensive gallery and storage area renovations, The Univer­sity Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadel­phia, has recently reopened its exhibition space devoted to ancient Greek civilization. This new exhibit, entitled “The Ancient Greek World,” offers visitors a broad overview of the history and culture of ancient Greece and its colonial...
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Heritage Highlights

Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 30, 1994 Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster Herb Faire, May 7, 1994 Sheep Shearing, May 17-18, 1994 Landis Valley Fair, June 4-5, 1994 Institute of Pennsylvania Rural Life and Culture, June 21-24, 1994 History Camp for Children, July 11-15, 1994 Old Economy Village, Ambridge “Gartenfest”, May 14-15, 1994 Joseph Priestley...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Native American Quillwork Workshop, February 25, 1995 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Old Fashioned Engine Start-up Day, April 29, 1995 Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh Royal American Regiment Parade of the Soldier, April 2, 30, 1995 Colonial Fair at the Point, May 6-7, 1995 Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 29, 1995 Living History Day, June 4, 1995...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Winter Lecture Series, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 1996 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Heritage Lecture Series, April 11, 18, 25, 1996 Engine Start-Up Day, April 27, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 30, 1996 Community Family Picnic, July 28, 1996 Civil War Encampment, August 24-25, 1996 Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville Tea for Tots...
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Letters to the Editor

Coke and Coal “A Jewel in the Crown of Old King Coal: Eckley Miners’ Village,” an article by Tony Wesolowsky in the winter 1996 edition, prominently mentions John Leisenring. In 1880, Leisenring, as head of the Connellsville Coke and Iron Company, began construction of Leisenring Number 1 Works, followed by Leisenring Number 2 (Bute), and Leisenring Number 3 (Monarch) on...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 21, 1997 Candlelight Christmas in Chadds Ford, December 6, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly A Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 6-7, 1997 Christmas in Eckley, December 14, 1997 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Bread and Butter “Hands-On” Activities for Young Visitors, November 15,...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford General Washington’s Birthday Celebration, February 22, 1998 Graeme Park, Horsham Charter Day, March 8, 1998 Volunteer Opportunity Day, March 21, 1998 Native American Cultural Festival, April 25, 1998 Horsham Market Day, May 9, 1998 Lecture: “History of the American Flag”, June 13, 1998 Hope Lodge, Fort Washington 18th Century Period...
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Heritage Highlights

Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Lecture: “The War in Words: The Civil War in Pennsylvania Letters”, January 17, 1999 Lecture: “Ethnicity in Pennsylvania: History and Impact”, May 16, 1999 Erie Maritime Museum, Erie Bayfront Winter Carnival, January 30-31, 1999 Lecture: “African Americans in the Battle of Lake Erie”, February 7, 1999 “Maritime...
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Heritage Highlights

Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Family Sunday, July 25, 1999 Living’ History Weekend, August 28-29, 1999 Lecture: “Surviving Ellis Island: Heroic Women”, September 12, 1999 Lecture: “Superstitions, Folklore, and Traditions”, October 31, 1999 Christmas in Eckley, December 12, 1999 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Special Summer Evening Tours, July 10, 17, 24, 31,...
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Joseph Priestley, Catalyst of the Enlightenment

When Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is remembered today, it’s usually for his 1774 discovery, in England, of oxygen. Few know he was a noted theologian, political progressive, and prolific author whose scientific contributions include the development of the carbonation process, the identification of carbon monoxide, and early experiments in electricity. He counted Benjamin Franklin, Thomas...
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