Harrisburg ProgramThursday, October 21

44-01 The Politics of Heritage

Thursday, October 21, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Lancaster/Getty

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee


Chair: Joyce M. Davis (World Affairs Council of Harrisburg)

Forum participants:

David G. Argall (Senate of Pennsylvania)

James McClure (Regional newspaper editor, retired)

Lenwood O. Sloan (consultant)

The integration of heritage issues in Pennsylvania policymaking has drawn national attention since the Progressive era, when questions of immigration, industrialization, conservation, and populism dominated political discourse. Government-sponsored heritage affairs commissions and federally and state designated heritage areas arose in Pennsylvania, as did the first state-sponsored folklore program. In this forum, participants in the political landscape discuss with the audience considerations for policies and programs that affect community development, cultural globalism, heritage programming, and ethnic maintenance.