Passing along word of two upcoming events and maybe a chance for your 15 minutes

Following are two descriptions of upcoming events that HSR Board member Mrs. Pat Brunker passes along.

the week of January 29, 2012.
at Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE

If you have something that relates to a person, place, or event that you think may have historical significance contact us ASAP as space is limited! Email us today to find out if you have one of America’s Lost Treasures!

Or, submit an item today via:

America’s Lost Treasures, a new television series from National Geographic, is searching the country for objects that tell the story of our History! We are coming to Delaware the week of January 29, 2012. Do you have a Civil War era musket? Letters or documents from the founding fathers? Ancient Native American artifacts, antique musical instruments, or pop-culture collectibles?
If you’ve got a prized family heirloom, or found object, with a connection to history and a great story to tell, National Geographic may offer up to $10,000 to display your piece in a special year-long exhibit of America’s National Treasures.
Not sure if your item is the real deal? You’ll have the opportunity to bring it down to the Winterthur Museum, one of the country’s best museums, and have it examined by experts to find out how your piece fits in to the rich tapestry of American History.

a lecture by Donovan Rypkema:
Monday, January 30, 2012, 8:00 pm
The Ethical Society of Philadelphia
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
The event is free but a modest, tax deductible donation to Save Our Sites would be appreciated.
Please RSVP to 215.232.2344/ 215.990.7832 or
Or Just Come!

Donovan D. Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, DC based real estate and economic development consulting firm that specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. Rypkema has worked with communities in 49 States and 40 countries. He holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania where he received the 2008 G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The National Geographic event has a Facebook page with more information. If you have some free time on your hands the week of January 23, they still need extras for a shoot at the Franklin Institute. – JMc

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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