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Charlene Mires
Explorer of history and American cities, writer of books. Latest quest: The search for the Capital of the World. (Could it be your home town?)
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Backgrounders Dec 19
The sculpture known as “the LOVE statue,” first placed in Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Plaza for the 1976 Bicentennial, was not the only sculpture of its kind. Learn more:
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NJ Historic Trust Dec 19
Save the Date! Building a Place for History: New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference June 2 & 3, 2020 in Trenton, NJ! Now accepting session & workshop proposals! Proposals are due January 30, 2020
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Backgrounders Dec 17
Philadelphia enacted the first municipal law mandating fire escapes. Learn more in this new article by The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
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Backgrounders Dec 13
Opened to the public in 1893, Reading Terminal Market came into being amid the chaotic, industrial, and commercial forces that swept through late nineteenth-century Philadelphia.
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Rutgers–Camden Dec 11
: The Tomlinson mansion in Stratford is on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places, thanks to extensive research by grad student Lucy Davis—plus guidance from and photography by undergrad Jacob Lechner.
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Backgrounders Nov 19
Philadelphia was once considered the Workshop of the World, read more about the various industries that thrived in the region below.
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Backgrounders Nov 20
The Greater Philadelphia area is home to the birthplace of the recording industry. The Grammy award itself is based off of the gramophone that was invented in the Philadelphia region. Learn more:
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MARCH Director Nov 20
What’s your story? Today we are in the Campus Center exec dining room -camden sharing ideas for Cooper Street interpretation
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Backgrounders Nov 18
Contrary to popular belief, the word did not entirely originate in . Learn more about the all-purpose noun in this new article from the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
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Backgrounders Nov 17
Located thirty miles southwest of Philadelphia, Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city and the New Castle County seat. Learn more about the industrial Quaker hub in this new article from the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
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MARCH Director Nov 4
Dr. Howard Gillette, founding director of MARCH, received the Laurence Gerckens Prize from last weekend. Congratulations, Dr. Gillette! 🎉
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Backgrounders Nov 5
A tumultuous, racially polarized Election Day in Philadelphia set the stage for the October 10, 1871, murder and martyrdom of Octavius V. Catto, an African American leader who struggled against segregation and discrimination. Learn more:
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Backgrounders Nov 5
The Philadelphia mayoralty, almost as old as the city itself, has changed markedly since its inception. Read more at:
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MARCH Director Oct 16
Thank you to all the exhibitors and attendees who made our Cooper Street Showcase such a success! Photograph of RCA Heritage Museum exhibit by Jacob Lechner.
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MARCH Director Oct 7
Our celebration of the Cooper Street Historic District's 30th birthday is this Thursday (Oct. 10). If you ever lived, worked, or studied on Cooper Street, you're invited to bring your objects or memories to add to our digital archive.
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Rutgers–Camden Oct 4
Did you know Cooper Street is designated on the National Register of Historic Places? Celebrate this historic district at the Cooper Street Showcase next Thursday, 10/10, 5-8pm in the Campus Center.
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Rutgers–Camden Oct 5
Why is history important? "I've come to realize that, if we don’t learn about these things, they disappear." After serving in the , Theresa Trujillo is preparing for a new career as a history teacher.
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MARCH Director Oct 4
🎉 We're having a party, and you're invited! 🎉 Join us on Oct. 10 from 5-8PM for the Cooper Street 30th Anniversary Bash featuring pop-up exhibits, performances, and storytelling. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at
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