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During the Civil War, the Government tried a ...

During the Civil War, the Government tried a new approach to filling its personnel shortage: It opened its payrolls to women for the first time. Check out this article in the National Archives News here: https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/women-pave-way-to-federal-employment This turning point in women’s history is thoroughly documented in a series of records, Recommendations for Employment at the Schuylkill Arsenal, 1861-1867 (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/854656), held at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Most of the applications were women who had relatives in the Union Army, and the records primarily consist of letters of recommendation by various politicians and other notable citizens for individuals seeking jobs at the Arsenal, primarily during the Civil War. These records will be digitized in their entirety because the PACSCL: The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, of which the National Archives at Philadelphia is a part, has been awarded a $496,000 grant from the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives initiative of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for its project “In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women’s Activism, 1820-1920.” Led by PACSCL members Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives, and the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College and involving a total of 11 partner institutions, including the National Archives at Philadelphia, the project will complete the digitization and online presentation of a significant body of letters, diaries, photographs, organization records and other documents, totaling 117,000 pages. These documents illuminate women’s efforts to assert their rights and work for the rights of others in a variety of spheres in the century leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, in 1920. The images and associated metadata will be released into the public domain for use by researchers and the general public. The project will commence in February 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in autumn 2019 and available to researchers in advance of the 19th Amendment centennial. The project builds on earlier work conducted with the assistance of a Foundations grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The newly digitized materials will be available through the website developed as part of that project, as well as in the National Archives Catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov). Project participants also intend to expose the materials via their own websites as well as such sites as the Digital Public Library of America and the Internet Archive. To safeguard the digital data for the long term, PACSCL member Lehigh University is making space available in its state-of-the-art data storage repository in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Having no female students in the 1820-1920 time frame, Lehigh is not contributing collections.) Bruce M. Taggart, Vice Provost of Library and Technology Services, noted that Lehigh is contributing this service to the project as part of its commitment to the PACSCL consortial process and the University's interest in furthering PACSCL's ongoing program of cooperative digitization. We are incredibly excited to be working on this project with PACSCL, and are grateful to the project organizers and participants, to CLIR, and to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of this important initiative. More information on the project, with links to the earlier project and the prototype website, here: http://pacscl.org/in-her-own-right-clir-grant #INHOR #inherownright #womenshistory #history #herstory #archives

    PACSCL libraries to digitize materials on women's rights 1820-1920 | Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
    "Since its founding, PACSCL has worked to be a model for regional collaboration and to make the greater Philadelphia area known internationally as one of the nation's preeminent centers for research and study using rare books, manuscripts, graphics, and other special collections material," noted Ronald Brashear, PACSCL board chair and director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Othmer Library.

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Due to inclement weather, the National Archiv...

Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will have a delayed opening on March 22, 2018. Our research rooms will open at 10:00 am. Feel free to check our Facebook page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia for facility updates.

    The National Archives at Philadelphia
    Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will operate on a delayed opening on March 22, 2018. Our research rooms will open at 10:00 am. The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts dating from 1789 to the present in: Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia These historical records are open to the public.

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Callowhill Neighborhood Association shared Ma...

    Matt Alba
    I've been looking forward to this park's opening for a while! The Rail Park is essentially Philly's version of the The High Line in NYC. The first part of it is scheduled to open July 1st!...

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Due to inclement weather, the National Archiv...

Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will be closed on March 21, 2018. Given the forecast, please check our page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning for updates on when our building will reopen. The photograph shared here is from a snow storm that took place on January 20, 1934. Although it was taken 84 years ago in Medford, NJ, this image appears to be quite a familiar scene! Citation: Snow Storm in Medford, NJ; Box 2; Northeastern Forest, Timber Management; RG 095 – Records of the United States Forest Service; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 28208828) and (HMS ID: PH-3926).

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The Wilma Theater is seeking a dedicated indi...

The Wilma Theater is seeking a dedicated individual with excellent customer service skills to work in our box office. Shifts tend to be 10am-3pm, 3pm-8pm on weekdays, 11:30pm-8pm on Saturdays, 11:30pm-2pm on Sundays. The average box officer would work about 10-20 hours a week. Duties include phone and in person sales and exchanges, processing subscriptions, mailings, database upkeep, and general customer service inquires. Experience with Tessitura a massive plus. If you are interested please email your resume to tickets@wilmatheater.org. No phone calls.

2 days ago

The new Philadelphia Historical Burial Places...

The new Philadelphia Historical Burial Places Map launched! The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum has created an extensive geographical database (GIS) that currently includes more than 200 historic burial places in Philadelphia. In addition to being useful to historians, archaeologists, and other researchers, consulting the database of known cemeteries and private family plots will become a starting point in the process of due diligence of both developers and the city of Philadelphia when considering new projects. You can explore the map on their new site, here: http://www.phillyarchaeology.net/paf-activities/burial-places-forum/historic-philadelphia-burial-places-map/

    Historic Philadelphia Burial Places Map
    Historic Philadelphia Burial Places Map PAF Home Go to Philadelphia's Burial Places/Cemetery Issues Philadelphia Archaeological Forum Historic Burial Places Map Click here to open a full screen version of the map in a new browser window. Click here to download the database in shapefile format for use in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application.

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18+ Excellent Things To Do In Philly This Week, March 19-25

Where:The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th Street

Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

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Where:Various locations including the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street

Where:Various locations including Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street

Where:Various locations including 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street

Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American Street

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Singing Fountain, S. 11th Street & East Passyunk Avenue

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

Where:Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street

Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Where:Various locations including International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Where:Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

    18+ Excellent Things To Do In Philly This Week
    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia Philly Wine Week, opening of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, free admission to The Franklin Institute and more... This week, the first day of spring (Tuesday!) hits Philadelphia and brings with it a slew of fun events, concerts and even the opening of a seasonal attraction.

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Bourbon battle benefits Philly's homeless animals

Where: The Trestle Inn at 339 N. 11th St., 19107

    Bourbon battle benefits Philly's homeless animals
    The Trestle's Inn's sixth annual Bourbon Battle benefits Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and gives local bartenders a chance to show off their whiskey chops. Tickets include four cocktails, complimentary snacks, drink deals throughout the night and a straight $25 donation to the animal rescue nonprofit.

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WOAR added 2 new photos — attending Be Expo 2...

Lots and Lots of people learning more and more about what we at Women Organized Against Rape - WOAR are doing to make the City of Phila a SAFE City at the 100.3 WRNB , Praise 107.9 and BoomPhilly Be Expo!!!! #SafeCityPhilly

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The Wilma Theater shared their event.

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Spring into Shape 2018

339 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

1101 Arch Street (Broad Street entrance), Philadelphia, PA 19107

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1931 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

1516 N 5th St #104, Philadelphia, PA 19122

224 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

1512 Sansom Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19102

1521 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

One Penn Square West, 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

533 Spring Garden St, D1, Philadelphia, PA 19123

3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

1242 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

1204 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

1546 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

    FYI Philly: Spring into Shape 2018 special
    This weekend on FYI Philly, it's our annual spring into shape fitness special. We check out some new gyms, find express lunchtime workouts you can squeeze in 45 minutes or less. Plus, we'll tell you about one local company making healthy eating easy and another with an inspirational line of footwear.

6 days ago

Layers of narrative in Maria Dumlao’s “History in RGB” at Vox Populi Gallery

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    Layers of narrative in Maria Dumlao's "History in RGB" at Vox Populi Gallery
    New Artblog contributor Deborah Krieger visits Maria Dumlao's latest solo exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery, "History in RGB." Comprised of densely-layered, multi-colored posters set amongst draped mosquito netting and potted tropical plants, this work imagines colonialism (in Dumlao's native Philippines and beyond) as a cacophony of myths and half-truths.

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Teacher as Hero Awards Draw Outstanding Pool of Nominees

The 2018 Teacher as Hero Award nominations have come to a close, and we want to thank everyone who sent in a submission. We received over 60 nominations this year from across the Greater Philadelphia Region and even as far away as California! The stories we learned about these teachers are both inspiring and heartwarming. This year’s 11 finalists exemplify educators who are going above and beyond in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Their stories cover a broad spectrum of achievements including ESL teachers breaking down barriers for their students and families; photography and cinematography educators utilizing those mediums to encourage their students to be better citizens; and even a math teacher who has been the driving force in creating a school wide atmosphere of giving back to the community.

    Teacher as Hero Awards Draw Outstanding Pool of Nominees - National Liberty Museum
    The 2018 Teacher as Hero Award nominations have come to a close, and we want to thank everyone who sent in a submission. We received over 60 nominations this year from across the Greater Philadelphia Region and even as far away as California! The stories we learned about these teachers are both inspiring and heartwarming.

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ON THIS DATE MARCH 15-1993- found Philadelphi...

ON THIS DATE MARCH 15-1993- found Philadelphia recovering from a snow storm that dumped 12 inches of snow on the city over the weekend. The temperature on this day at 4PM was 29 degrees with a 14 MPH wind blowing, the wind chill was 9 degrees. Shortley after 430PM, a passerby ran into Pipeline 20's station to report a building on fire at 10th & Race St. Pipeline 20 notified Fire Communications and ordered the box struck. At 4:41PM, Box- 442, 10th & Race was transmitted. Companies found heavy fire conditions in the basement of a 8 story L-shaped building located at 145-51 N. 10th St. Due to very heavy smoke conditions companies had a hard time getting to the seat of the fire. At 5:04PM, Deputy Chief James Smith, Deputy 1 ordered the 2nd Alarm, & at 5:21 the 3rd Alarm was struck. Deputy Commissioner Phil McLaughlin Car- 2 arrived on the fireground, and ordered the 4th alarm at 5:49PM, and 2 minutes later he struck the 5th alarm. At 5:58PM, he asked for the 6th alarm. The B Platoon came on duty at 6PM, and in stations around the city, the A platoon was held over. At 6:08PM, Car-2 struck the 7th alarm, followed by the 8th alarm at 6:22PM. Ladder companies had a difficult time setting up because of the ice and snow on the ground. Just to the east of the main fire building was the Bell Teltephone main switching center for 9-1-1 service at the Police Roundhouse. Fortunately, the Bell building was equipped with an exterior sprinkler system that protected it from the radient heat of the fire. Commissioner Harold Hairston placed this fire under control at 7:52PM.

Mar 14

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

The 2nd Tuesday Café is a regular meet-up for all LGBTQIA women. On April 10, we'll be playing and learning percussion rhythms on conga, bongo, djembe, cajón, riq, shakers, cowbell, and more. Bring your own instruments, or use what's provided. Learn rhythms from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Middle East, and more.

    2nd Tuesday Café: World Music Rhythms

Mar 14

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

The HotHouse Crush Series is back on March 31! #WilmaHotHouse #CrushSeries

    HotHouse CRUSH Series: Solo Performance with Ross Beschler
    Located in Good Karma Cafe at the Wilma, HotHouse Company Member Ross Beschler brings an evening of solo performances with an excerpt a new piece. With...

Mar 14

Happy Pi Day from Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, ...

Happy Pi Day from Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and The Wilma Theater. Photo of Keith Conallen and Jered McLenigan in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

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