Live a Little — Learn a Lot

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Want to learn more about Pennsylvania’s Civil War history? Looking for an interesting and unusual way to spend a weekend getting to know the Commonwealth? Need a place to take your out-of-state visitors that’s more unique than the latest blockbuster? Try one of four Quest for Freedom Live & Learn Weekends. The adventure begins in February.

Taking place simultaneously in the regions of Erie, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton, a learning weekend is more than a two-hour drive away — no matter where you live in Pennsylvania. At a Live & Learn Weekend, you’ll have the chance to tour Underground Railroad and Civil War-related sites with a living historian, talk to a local expert about how the sites contribute to the larger, national story and take home a book to deepen your experience. The events combine literature, music and art with travel to some intriguing destinations. Start planning your trip today!

2008 Featured Books






February 8-9: Lorene Cary’s The Price of a Child
April 4-5: Margaret Creighton’s Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History
June 20-21: Eric Foner’s Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
August 15-16: Lincoln on Democracy, edited by Mario Cuomo and Harold Holzer

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is partnering with the Pennsylvania D of Community and Economic Development’s Quest for Freedom network to present this program to Pennsylvania residents and visitors. Tapping into the 132 million visitors that come to Pennsylvania every year, the Live & Learn Weekends are intended to draw parallels between Underground Railroad and Civil War sites, living history performances and related literature.

For more information, visit Quest for Freedom or contact the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

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Lisa Gensheimer is a documentary producer and writer. Her career spans more than 30 years in newspaper and magazine publishing, corporate public relations, community revitalization, heritage tourism, and television. Lisa and her husband, Rich Gensheimer,

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