Where is the Penn Treaty Elm?

Friday, December 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
OCL Magill Library Lobby
Event Type
Exhibition
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Hochberg, Rachel A
Department
Library
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=42134

 Where is the Penn Treaty Elm?

 Curated by Paul M. Farber, co-curated by Eleanor Morgan ‘20

With contributions from the students of Public History, Spring 2017

 

Exhibit will run from October 9 to December 1, 2017 in Magill Library lobby.

 As scholars debate the veracity of the 1682 treaty between the Lenni-Lenape and William Penn, the Treaty Tree at Shackamaxon has come to symbolize the treaty and its role in the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the United States. Today, the Treaty Tree survives in scions throughout the area, relics created from its wood after it fell in 1810, and in Penn Treaty Park, which commemorates the event. This exhibit explores the many potential answers to the question “Where is the Penn Treaty Elm?”

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