Monday, December 8, 2014

Hands-On History: Pennsylvania Forestry

Of all the Trees that ‘were’ in the Woods!  
To honor the 100th anniversary of John Muir's death, December 24, 1914, Special Collections will host a hands-on activity using holdings about Pennsylvania forestry and conservation movement. Staff and faculty are invited to explore Pennsylvania Forest history through a hands-on, primary source activity, on December 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in the Special Collections Library. Attendees will use finding aids to locate letters, diaries, notes, photographs and more.  These items reflect elements of environmental, political, and gendered aspects of the history of lumber industry that invite comparison with contemporary resource extraction.  
 Engage your inner child this holiday season by joining in a trivia-scavenger hunt with Special Collections photographs, letters, rare books, diaries and pamphlets. Enjoy an hour of fun with colleagues and learn something new about Pennsylvania leadership in forest conservation suitable for this “wonderful time of the year.” 

For more information or questions regarding this event, please contact:  
Doris Malkmus
Outreach Archivist