AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella 2018’s Nerd Nite: Archives Take-Over, held at Frankford Hall on October 23, was as big a hit as ever! Archivists and interested other audience members sipped beers, enjoyed giant soft pretzels, and learned about the origins of the ice cream soda, the important (and necessary) Archives for Black Lives … More AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen On October 10, more than a dozen local history institutions converged at the Free Library of Philadelphia for an archives fair about the history of drinks: from medicinals and tonics, to tea and coffee, beer and wine, the temperance movement, and more. Attendees enjoyed sample beverages, played games, examined … More AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives

AMP 2018 – Othmer Library Open House, October 4, 2018

Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken Those who braved the rain last Thursday, October 4th to attend the Science History Institute’s Othmer Library Open House were rewarded with a rarely seen peek into the Institute’s library and archival holdings as well as an exciting Escape-the-Archives. This year’s pop-up exhibits were focused around food and drink. There … More AMP 2018 – Othmer Library Open House, October 4, 2018

AMP 2018 – “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase”

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 24, PhilaMOCA hosted the final centerpiece event of Archives Month Philly 2018, “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase.” In a little under two hours, the audience was treated to film and video gems from the collections of seven area archives, including two academic, two … More AMP 2018 – “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase”

AMP 2018 – Presbyterian Historical Society Open House

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 19, the Presbyterian Historical Society hosted their annual Archives Month open house at their Society Hill home.  This year’s one-night exhibition theme was “’Ethyl is not a Lady’: The Faces of Temperance, 1800-1960,” following the U.S. temperance movement from the early 19th century through Prohibition and beyond. … More AMP 2018 – Presbyterian Historical Society Open House

AMP 2018 – Before Hollywood Screening By PhillyCAM

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 8, PhillyCAM hosted a special Archives Month Philly screening of “Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies,” a documentary by History Making Productions. The fascinating and fast-moving documentary covered nearly 200 years of Philadelphians shaping the development of motion pictures and associated technology, from Charles … More AMP 2018 – Before Hollywood Screening By PhillyCAM