Harrisburg ProgramThursday, October 21

Welcome to Harrisburg: Reception

Thursday, October 21, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the AFS Executive Board, the AFS Local Planning Committee, the American Folklore Society, the Local Learning, the Penn State Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the The State Museum of Pennsylvania


Our welcome reception will take place on Thursday evening at the Pennsylvania State Museum (http://statemuseumpa.org/).

Drinks and some great Harrisburg-style soul food will be served, and guests are welcome to visit the temporary exhibits including the special exhibits on key women in PA history, an exhibit on the Suffrage Movement in PA, and the exhibit "Witness to History: Colonel Paul Evanko's 9/11 Field Notes" drawn from the rapidly developing investigation of the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville PA. Your AFS nametag will get you free access to the museum during the entire meeting, so you can return to enjoy the exhibits.

Like every aspect of the meeting, the Welcome Reception will follow several COVID-19 precautions, including a mask requirement (when guests are not eating or drinking). Please be mindful of social distancing and wear your mask when you can. We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg!