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The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Thursday, September 15th at 1:00pm


Philadelphia’s own Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is one of the largest non-profit conservation centers in the country. It’s wide array of services, sophisticated treatment facilities,innovative approaches, and highly trained and experienced staff have earned it a prominent and respected place in the conservation field,


Dedicated to the preservation of the world's cultural heritage, Center conservation examples include the earliest drafts of the U.S. Constitution, original autographed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a handwritten draft of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner, architect Louis I. Kahn's archives and the Wright Brothers aeronautical collection.

Stephanie Bailey, the Education Program manager, will give friends of Penn’s Village a brief introduction and we will visit the book lab, the paper lab, the digital imaging studio and housing department. All will receive information packets.


The Conservation Society is located at 264 South 23rd Street and is a handicapped accessible venue. There is a $10 charge for Penn’s Village members and volunteers; $15 for other guests, payable at the event.


Following our tour, Penn’s Village board member Pat Harner has invited us to her close by home for refreshments.  We will share her address with registrants.


Please register by emailing   If emailing is inconvenient, call 215 925 7333.


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