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News & Highlights

PHC Applauds the Confirmation of Dr. William D. "Bro" Adams as the 10th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

PHC congratulates Dr. William D. "Bro" Adams on his confirmation as the 10th chairman of the NEH. Dr. Adams has strong humanities roots in Pennsylvania. Read the news release.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Awards a $72,000 Discovery Grant to the PHC for the Chester Cultural Corridor Project

PHC has been awarded a $72,000 Discovery Grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) Project. PHC is partnering with the City of Chester, Widener University, and Chester Arts Alive! to launch this model civic engagement project. Read the news release.

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PHC Presents its First 50,000 Civic Engagement Grant Award Check

Executive Director Laurie Zierer, Board Chair Mary Garm and Congressman Matt Cartwright presented PHC's first ceremonial Civic Engagement Grant Check for $50,000 to the Scranton Neighborhood Park Collaborative on July 2. Sondra Myers, chair of the Collaborative's Humanities Advisory Committee and Senior Fellow for International, Civic and Cultural Projects at the University of Scranton has written a guest editorial for the Times-Tribune. Read the full article.

PHC Talks With Scranton Area Foundation's President & CEO Laura Ducceschi About the Humanities and the Revitalization of Jackson Park

PHC sat down with Scranton native and President and CEO of SAF Laura Ducceschi to talk about the Scranton Neighborhood Pocket Park Collaborative's upcoming civic engagement project. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Time Travel in Popular Culture
Thursday, August 21

Civil War Era Music
Saturday, August 23

Coal Mining Songs of the Northeast
Saturday, August 30

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