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June 4, 2020

Resilience in Ruffles: A New Look at Pittsburgh’s Suffrage Shirtwaist Ball

While the Shirtwaist Ball’s basic story has been told, examining it more closely within the context of the suffrage movement and anti-suffrage imagery underlines the resilience of the Pennsylvania women who sponsored it and who fought so long and creatively for women’s right to vote.

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May 20, 2020

Treatment of the Portrait Miniature of Ebenezer Denny

ACE conservators, Ana Alba and Rhonda Wozniak, recently treated a portrait miniature from the collection of the Heinz History Center. Portrait miniatures are unique works of art, requiring specialization in the conservation of both painted surfaces and decorative arts.

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May 3, 2020

Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association is encouraging all residents and houses of worship to ring bells for three minutes at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2020, to recognize those on the frontlines battling COVID-19, to show solidarity with elected officials and governments in this effort, and to demonstrate resolve that we will prevail in this challenge. This effort draws on a long history of using bells to communicate across distances and to mark important events or times.

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