About the Civil War History Consortium
c/o The The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
Laura Blanchard, Executive Director
215-985-1445, lblanchard@civilwarphilly.net

As a collective, the Civil War History Consortium marshals the resources of the region

  • to facilitate communication between local, regional and state entities, Consortium members, and collaborators
  • to create structures for linking sites and develop sustainable infrastructure for 19th century history
  • to build and share local collections and coordinate quality public programming
  • to create interactive Web resources
  • to support k-12 education

Since its founding, the Consortium has identified collections, sites and programs relating to the region's Civil War history.  Grants from the Heritage Philadelphia Program, and the William Penn Foundation have funded a market analysis and created a database of Philadelphia Civil War era sites and collections.  These surveys are available online at the Consortium's website at http://www.civilwarphilly.net/research.html.

The Consortium has also participated in the statewide Sesquicentennial initiative, providing content for its two signature projects, a website (http://www.pacivilwar150.com/) and a traveling exhibition that will visit all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. (The exhibition is scheduled to visit Franklin Square from June 30 - July 4, 2011.)

Executive Board:

  • John Meko, Executive Director, Foundations of the Union League, Chair
  • Kim Sajet, President and CEO, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair
  • V. Chapman-Smith, Regional Administrator, The National Archives at Philadelphia, Secretary
  • Joseph C. Certaine, Government Affairs
  • Anthony Waskie, Temple University, Military Re-Enactors and Other Living Historians

 

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