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Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums

Presentation and Discussion


Monday, May 23, 2016


6:00pm - 8:00pm


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, 19107

Franklin D. Vagnone, Principal, Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting, presents his and Deborah Ryan’s bold manifesto to upend traditional house museum interpretation and put forward a visitor-centric strategy that strengthens the connection between these treasured homes and their communities in fresh and unexpected ways.

Welcome: Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department
Respondent: Nathaniel Popkin, writer, editor, historian and journalist

Program begins at 6pm with a reception to follow.


Brought to you by Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks,
in association with the Barra Foundation.