official stand for the Special Events and Marketing hats at the
Rosenbach. Most of you probably know me best as the voice behind our
e-newsletter (sign up here!), facebook page, and Twitter feed. I think our latest exhibition is just terrific, so I stole the posting duties from Kathy for a week to tell you all about it.
latest exhibition, “War Stories.” Created in collaboration between staff at the
Rosenbach and five student veterans living in the Philadelphia area, this
exhibition places today’s stories alongside historic accounts to provide
visitors with a soldier’s perspective on war.
May 26, 2013.
trustees, members, veterans, their families, and the public to drink cider, eat
delicious Federal Donuts, and check out the new exhibition. The event served
double-duty as member appreciation day and a free day in honor of veterans. We
had quite a crowd!
their time, stories, and photographs to the exhibition were on hand to answer
questions and see their work for the first time. Pictured with four of them, below, is the Hirsig
Family Director of Education Emilie Parker, who initially developed War Stories.
A huge thanks to all the veterans involved!
their Civil War-era repertoire. Here’s a video of just one of the terrific
songs they played:
exhibition is part of a larger project, also called “War Stories”, a
one-of-a-kind program that engages military communities and civilians by
interweaving stories from today’s veterans with stories from the Rosenbach’s
vast historic collections.
opening program, and school partnerships that we will tell you about soon, were
funded by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Heritage
Philadelphia Program. Thanks, Pew! So, come check it out!
Elyse Poinsett is the Marketing and Special Events Associate at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.