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This week, we're excited to welcome public history professionals and volunteers from across the country to Philadelphia for the AASLH 2019 Annual Meeting. If you're attending, visit us at booth 400 in the exhibit hall, and join us Thursday and Saturday for sessions presented by CCAHA staff.
The Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis , or book of hours, is a Christian prayer book first popular in the 13th century. These volumes compiled prayers and psalms, sometimes with individualized texts or illustrations that reflected the identity of the original owner. While every book was unique, each...
Applications are now open for CCAHA's Philadelphia Stewardship Program. Funded by the William Penn Foundation, this program has provided collections care training and subsidized assessments to institutions in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years.
This week, the 24th World Scout Jamboree began at Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia. The two-week educational event brings together thousands of members of the National Scout Organizations for a program full of activities, including an exhibit on the organization's history. For the past few...
UPDATE: This position has been filled. CCAHA is seeking a full-time housing technician for constructing permanent enclosures, matting, and mounting original works of art and historic artifacts. This position will work closely with the conservation staff and the Manager of Housing and Framing in...
Artist and craftsman Jacob Aub was born in Darmstadt, Germany, around 1821 and emigrated to the United States in 1846. He settled in Philadelphia where he struck up a close relationship with fellow engraver and lithographer Norman Friend, who would eventually become Aub's citizenship sponsor and...