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News & Highlights

Governor Corbett Appoints New PHC Board Members

Governor Tom Corbett has appointed Harris Ferris (Pittsburgh) and Jane Gleason (Johnstown) to the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Board of Directors. Read the news release.

Photo: (l) Jane Gleason and (r) Harris Ferris

Creative Art Workshop Closes Out Albright Memorial Library TRL

The Albright Memorial Library branch of Teen Reading Lounge celebrated their final session with an art workshop inspired by the book Maximum Ride. Over the course of the program, participants discussed themes in the books such as animal shamanism, belonging, and what it means to be human. Activities included mask-making, scripting and filming a talk show. Learn more about Teen Reading Lounge.

PHC in Action!

PHC to Present $50,000 Grant to the Scranton Neighborhood Pocket Park Collaborative

PHC will present a check to the Scranton Neighborhood Pocket Park Collaborative for $50,000 on Wednesday, July 2 in Jackson Park in West Scranton. The grant will go toward the reconstruction of a public park and activities that directly engage the community in the development process. Learn more about PHC Civic Engagement Grant.

Connecting Civic Engagement with the Humanities

Civic engagement gives residents the opportunity to work side-by-side with local community and government leaders in decision making for the public good. The humanities can be especially useful in discussions about what the community and its residents value. Read the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia study, Out of the Shadow: Strategies For Change In Small Postindustrial Cities.

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Upcoming Events

Ukrainian Immigration to the Anthracite Coal Region of NE PA
Saturday, August 2
Forest City

Searching for the Life of Harriet Hemings
Saturday, August 2

Time Travel in Popular Culture
Wednesday, August 20

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