Thursday, March 12, 2009
Herb Kaufman reports:
The original museum was founded on 24 May 1888. The charter notes the following three original founders: H. Ernest Goodman, M.D.; John P. Nicholson; and Lewis Merrill.
The books and manuscripts are now in storage at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The intention is that the Lincoln Foundation of the Union League will create a Heritage Center in the Union League building, with public access. Once the Heritage Center is built, the books and manuscripts will be moved from HSP to the Heritage Center. Jim Mundy says this is anticipated in 2010.
The artifacts are in storage at a secure facility. They are still anticipating the creation of a new museum in Center City. The date for this has been pushed back to 2011, at the earliest. Meanwhile the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia is functioning as a "museum without walls."
Posted by Rico at 7:01 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The schedule of speakers and activities for the Old Baldy CWRT for 2009 (all occur on the second Thursday unless otherwise noted):
21 May: Patrick Falci, star of Gettysburg as A.P. Hill, reprises his portrayal of Ambrose Powell Hill
11 June: (Saturday) Alyce Army may present The Gettysburg Veterans' Reunions (to be confirmed)
20 June: A field trip to historic Fort Mifflin
9 July: Dr. Kevin Weddle, professor of Military Theory & Strategy at the US Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, may present his new book, Lincoln's Tragic Admiral: The Life of Francis Samuel DuPont (to be confirmed)
13 August: To be determined
10 September (the second Thursday): Steven Wright, author & historian & Old Baldy founder (topic to be confirmed)
Posted by Rico at 6:53 AM