Saturday Salon, May 4, 2:00-4:00

Join us this Saturday, May 4, 2:00-4:00 for a Salon Celebration honoring white carnation descendants of the 100 Voices and other inhabitants of the Old Eighth Ward. The event will be held at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center at 1102 N. 3rd Street. Between 2:00 and 3:00, visitors can circulate between different tables and information booths, … Continue reading Saturday Salon, May 4, 2:00-4:00

Picturing People from the Past

Recently the Digital Harrisburg team have been looking for photos to pair with the stories written for the Look Up Look Out campaign. These stories are the culmination of months of research dedicated to the residents and businesses of 8th Ward before its destruction in the early 1900s. Despite work done by Stephanie Patterson Gilbert … Continue reading Picturing People from the Past

Looking into the Old 8th Ward

When researching for a history project, one can run into a lot of inconsistencies that make collecting any kind of data difficult. We expect the things we find to hand us information that correlates with our theories, but it's hardly ever that easy. In order to get a realistic perspective from the artifact, one has … Continue reading Looking into the Old 8th Ward

Pennsylvania and the Underground Railroad: Chautauqua Workshop, (April 20)

Join the Commonwealth Monument Project this coming Saturday for the next Chautauqua Workshop (on previous workshops, see this post). WHO: IIPT-TFEC Harrisburg Peace Promenade: The Commonwealth Monument Project WHAT: CHAUTAUQUA: Pennsylvania and the Underground Railroad: The Road to Harrisburg: a "Live and Learn" workshop WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019 Noon-2 p WHERE: McCormick Public Library, … Continue reading Pennsylvania and the Underground Railroad: Chautauqua Workshop, (April 20)