The Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians invites you to join us in celebrating our Golden Anniversary on Thursday, October 2, 2014. We will convene at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, site of the first gathering of the chapter, for a gala reception and lecture by Dr. David B. Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Graduate Group in the History of Art, entitled, “Making Architectural History Historic in Philadelphia.”
In addition to celebrating our 50th this event will be inaugurating an annual campaign to support the George B. Tatum Fellowship. In January 2014, the membership voted to recognize Dr. Tatum (1917-2008) as a leader in the Society at both the national and local levels, his role as a founding member of our chapter and, most importantly, his scholarly contributions, particularly his published works on Philadelphia, including Penn's Great Town: 250 Years of Philadelphia Architecture (1961). The Tatum Fellowship provides support for a graduate student, or senior undergraduate with faculty recommendation, who is enrolled in a college or university in the greater Philadelphia region, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society. An announcement calling for submissions will be made in October and an award made by January. Our first Tatum Fellow will attend the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The cost to attend the event is $50.00 per person. For those who cannot attend, contributions to support the fellowship are encouraged.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is located at 219 S 6th St. on the east side of Washington Square. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., the program will start at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required no later than Monday, September 22. Please mail your name, address, telephone number and email address along with your check payable to Phila Chapter SAH to William V. Kriebel, Treasurer, 1923 Manning Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5728. No tickets will be mailed, your name and your guest’s names will be on a check-in sheet at the Athenaeum.
For more information about the event or the Tatum Fellowship, please email email@example.com or phone Bill Whitaker at 215-898-8323.
The Philadelphia Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; contributions are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Half of the ticket price, $25.00, represents the food and beverage cost at the reception and as such is not tax deductible. Therefore, $25 of your ticket price plus any additional donation made toward the Tatum Fellowship is fully deductible as a charitable donation.