Opening Reception and Curator Talk for Where is the Penn Treaty Elm? Exhibit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
Event Type
Reception/Community Gathering
Hochberg, Rachel A

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 4:30pm in Magill Library Lobby 

Please join in celebrating the opening of "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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