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This year’s event has reached capacity. Thanks to everyone for their interest and support! Potential attendees may still add their names to a waiting list, and they will be contacted in the event that more tickets become available.

Speaker Feature: Dr. Annie Polland of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland, Vice President of Programs and Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Photo by Benjamin Hoste.

For the countdown to PubComm 2017, we’ll be doing a feature for each one of our amazing speakers. First up, our keynote presenter, Senior Vice President of Education and Programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Dr. Annie Polland!

The Tenement Museum is on the cutting edge of museum education and dialogic interpretation as a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. To learn more about how the Tenement Museum engages visitors in meaningful conversations about immigrants both past and present, read Dr. Polland’s recent piece in the Huffington Post:

“We can’t resolve today’s political debates solely by sharing our family histories with each other, but we owe it to the past residents of 97 Orchard Street to examine their lives not with romanticism, but honesty. By the same standard, we owe it to today’s immigrants, their modern-day counterparts, to think of them as real people, not stereotypes.” from “Immigrants Then, Immigrants Now: A Shared American Dream.”

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Venue and Keynote Speaker Announced!

It’s time for the 7th annual Public History Community Forum! This year’s theme is “‘This is Why We Fight’: Public History for the Public Good” and will feature archivists, educators, and museum professionals who use public history principles and programming to address issues of social justice and advocacy within their local community and beyond. The event will be held at the historic Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, will present the keynote.

All are welcome to attend. Please join us for a day of workshops, presentations, and panels intended to spark ideas and collaboration. Coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided. Although the event is free to attend, we ask that attendees RSVP so that we may be sure to provide adequate refreshments. Please plan to arrive between 8 and 9AM for check-in and coffee.

RSVP and invite your friends and colleagues!