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Erratum: The author of the Washington County feature (“Washington County: From Ice Age to Space Age”) in the spring 1980 issue of Pennsylvania Heritage (Vol. VI, No. 2), has pointed out an error which appeared on page 7, in the first para­graph of column 3. The figures indicating the number of oil wells drilled and those actually productive, refer to the state as a whole, not simply...
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On May 28-31, 1980 the Laval University School of Architecture and the Quebec Order of Architects will hold an International Con­gress entitled “Conservation, Rehabilitation, Recycling” in Quebec, Canada. Anyone interested in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of urban centers or neighborhoods, and the recycling or adaptive...
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The History Department of Duquesne University announces a new Master of Arts program in Archival, Museum and Editing Studies funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to train students for work in museums, historical societies, archives and other nonacademic Institutions. The program is appropriate for candidates with backgrounds in history, anthropology, literature, sociology,...
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The Montgomery County Federation of Historical Societies has launched a comprehensive history of the county’s second one hun­dred years due to be completed for the county’s bicentennial in 1984. This work will update Theodore W. Bean’s heavily used History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, published in 1884 to mark the county’s one hundredth anniversary. In order to...
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Note from the Editor: During the transition to a new mailing system, we have encountered some difficulties beyond our control which have resulted in delayed mailings. For this interruption in service, we apologize; for your patience during the changeover, we thank you.   The Library Company of Philadelphia is hosting a very special international program on Oct. 14-16, 1981 entitled...
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Erratum: The author of “A Philadelphia Family at the Centre of the Universe,” which appeared in the Winter 1981 edition of Heritage, wishes to note the following changes in citations for illus­trations: photos appearing on pages 18 and 22 are printed courtesy of Holt, Rinehart and Winston from the book The Richard Harding Davis Years by Gerald Langford, and photos appearing on pages...
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The Pennsylvania Historical Association will hold its 50th An­nual Meeting in West Chester on October 16-17, 1981. The Program Committee, chaired by Robert J. Plowman of the Federal Archives and Records Center in Philadelphia, anticipates a stimulating ses­sion. For additional information contact Robert E. Carlson, Department of History, West Chester State College, West Chester 19380, or call...
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The sketchbooks of portrait and genre painter John Lewis Krimmel (1786-1821) are the subject of a forthcoming Winterthur book in preparation by Anneliese E. Harding. Many of Krimmel’s paintings are in museums and private collections; the locations of others. however. are unknown. Although they probably still exist, they have perhaps been attributed to other artists or remain un­identified....
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Rosemont College in Rosemont will offer five evening lectures at Lawrence Hall on successive Tuesday nights from September 21 to October 19 [1982] to celebrate the tercentenary of the City of Philadelphia. “The Main Line: More Than a Railroad” series will record the change brought about by the railroad in the area from Paoli to city limits, em­phasizing various aspects of its life...
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, in cooperation with the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania on May 6-7, 1982. Sessions will be held at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, 7th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia (19106). Conference fees,...
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