Historical Societies: News and Highlights

Historical Societies: News and Highlights presents news and information about Pennsylvania's regional and county historical societies.

PFHS Meeting Scheduled

The 75th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies will be held in Chester (Dela­ware County) on April 30 – May 1, 1982. (These dates replace those of May 7-8 originally announced in the last issue of PH.) In this 300th anni­versary year of Penn’s landing at Up­land, the Delaware County Historical Society will host the meeting in con­junction with Widener University. Workshop sessions will emphasize practical ways in which societies can improve their services to the public and more effectively draw on available funding. Limited space is expected to be available for displays. As in past years, awards will be presented to those historical societies which have demonstrated outstanding achieve­ment. For additional details on the annual meeting, write to the Division of History, PHMC, Box 1026, Harris­burg 17120, or phone (717) 787-3034.

Historical Society Notes

Once again The Historical Society of York County, in co-operation with York College of Pennsylvania, will be offering a six-week museum internship to provide both practical and theoreti­cal experience for students contem­plating museum-related careers. Stu­dents must have completed a mini­mum of one year of undergraduate course work and register with York College. Deadline for application is April 30 [1982]. Interested students should contact the Summer Intern Program, The Historical Society of York County, 250 E. Market St., York 17403.

A new artifact preservation service is now being offered to residents of northwestern Pennsylvania. Baird’s, at 210 High St., Waterford 16441, has announced that they are equipped to perform inpainting, cleaning and re­lining of old paintings. For further in­formation on the conservation service phone (814) 796-3621.

Historians and amateur genealogists doing research on the southwestern section of Pennsylvania will be pleased to learn of Southwest Genealogical Services, Box 253, Laughlintown 15655. The service concentrates on the publication of periodicals relating to genealogical and historical source materials which will prove to be of in­valuable aid to those tracing their elu­sive ancestors and unraveling the long­-forgotten history of the area. Each periodical concentrates on a particular county using primary source records which have never been published and includes a number of early printed sources which are not available to the average researcher. For further infor­mation about their work, write to them enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope.