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Learn at Lunch: Bird’s-Eye Views & understanding historic places


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Join Bryan Van Sweden and Shelby Splain, Historic Preservation Specialists with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, as they discuss the uses of late 19th century bird’s eye views in understanding historic places. When combined with other resources, these views can offer architects, planners, and preservation advocates clues about how these communities grew and developed and how the townscapes, residential and commercial buildings, and regional industries have changed over time. Join us as we tour the exhibit and explore such topics as historic architecture and African American community building in late 19th century Pennsylvania.

This is the first of three “Learn at Lunchtime” talks being offered in April in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, ‘Everything of Interest Shown’: T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-Eye Views of Pennsylvania, 1885-1905. The exhibit runs through May 6.

This program is included with General Admission.