Upcoming Event: Launch Event for “Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War,” at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, June 26

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and collaborating institutions in the Delaware Valley (American Philosophical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation, College of Physicians, Library Company of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College, Villanova University) for the launch of “Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War,” a digital resource highlighting little-known primary source materials relating to World War I. In commemoration of the war’s centennial, partner organizations will curate and contribute Great War content to the site throughout 2014-2018, starting with the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 2014.

A launch event for the project will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1300 Locust Street) on June 26th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The event will include physical and digital document displays of WWI materials, and Peter Williams, author of Philadelphia: The World War I Years, will be speaking on life in Philadelphia during the First World War. A reception will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For additional information and to register, please visit: http://hsp.org/calendar/home-before-the-leaves-fall-philadelphia-and-the-first-world-war

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