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One Day in Pompeii

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One Day in Pompeii

 In the year 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Discover the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. See more than 150 naturally-preserved artifacts excavated from layers of hardened volcanic ash, including coins, religious altars, remnants from the day’s Gladiators, full body casts and more.
Don’t miss One Day in Pompeii, now open at The Franklin Institute.

 

CCLR is hosting a bus trip to the Franklin Institute. Click here for details on the bus trip.

 

 

For more information on the exhibit, please visit www.fi.edu/pompeii

 

 





Special Events


in-the-shadows-of-vesuviusRome and the Destruction of Pompeii
COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-61
DAY: Wednesdays March 5, 12, 26, April 9, 16
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

Journey with us and five classical scholars as we return to the days of ancient Rome based upon the evidence excavated from the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Discover the fascinating stories of natural disaster, political assassination, blood sports in the arena and the collapse of the Roman Republic. Learn about the lives of ordinary people from shopkeepers to beggars, barmaids and prostitutes. Complement your experience by visiting The Franklin Institute’s One Day in Pompeii exhibit. All five lectures are free and open to the public and will be on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College.
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museum-diariesArchaeology and Anthropology through the Curator’s Eye
COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-62
DAY: Wednesday/Thursday evenings, March 5, 13, 26, April 10, 17
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus
MUSEUM VISITS: Saturdays

Museum collections serve as repositories of human achievement but also as monuments to the Humanities scholars, whose work makes them possible. The “Museum Diaries” program seeks to raise public awareness of this invaluable resource. Curators and scholars will present snapshots of their work in conjunction with post-lecture trips to the institutions themselves. The lectures will serve as pages from a metaphorical “diary,” recounting the curator’s mission while the museum trips will allow attendees to engage the collections directly through the filter of the curator’s eye.
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americas-musicA Film History of our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-63
DAY: Monday evenings, March 3, 10, 24, April 7, 21, 28
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

America’s Music is a six-week series of public programs created by the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music. The series is being sponsored by the Camden County College Library in cooperation with the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility and features film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th Century American popular music.
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autism-awarenessAutism Series
COURSE NUMBER: IDY-209-64
DAY: Tuesdays March 4, 25, April 8, 22, 29
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

cecilia-beauxCecilia Beaux: The Greatest Woman Painter that Ever Lived
COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-72
DAY: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
TIME: 7 - 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

Monica Zimmerman, director of Museum Education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, will discuss Cecilia Beaux: The Greatest Woman Painter that Ever Lived. On November 3, 1899, The Philadelphia Public Ledger quoted painter William Merritt Chase declaring that Cecilia Beaux was “not only the greatest living woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.” Born in Philadelphia in 1855, Cecilia Beaux was a trailblazing woman artist who achieved international acclaim in the French Salon and painted the leading political, literary and business figures of her day. Her portraits were regularly compared to those of John Singer Sargent and her body of work includes some of the most sumptuous portraits produced in America at the turn of the century.
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Modern Middle EastThe Modern Middle East:
Seeing the Past in the Present
COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-71
DAY: Thursday April 3, 2014
TIME: 7 - 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus

Sarah Sharp will share insights regarding contemporary society, culture and politics drawn from her travels to Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran. As a high school social studies teacher, Sarah’s primary interest is in developing ways to bring this material to the high school audience, especially as these curricular directions generate global understanding regarding Middle Eastern populations and this region as “the other,” or “the enemy.”
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down-jerseyDown Jersey Jewish Farmers
COURSE NUMBER: CE.IDY-210-70
DAY: Thursday April 3, 2014
TIME: 7 - 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Rohrer Center, Executive Conference room 110

Ruth Bogutz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Tri-County Jewish Historical Society (1982), and its president for many years. Ruth is also the former Executive Director of the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Ms. Bogutz will discuss how wanting to escape the persecution of the Pogroms at the end of the 19th Century, many Jews fled Eastern Europe. Jews who were not able to own land began to search out places for agricultural settlements. With support from major organizations and benefactors, Jewish farming settlements were created across the United States. The most successful of these were in Cumberland, Cape May and Salem counties in southern New Jersey. These experiments on living on the land created unique communities and one of the most fascinating chapters in Jewish and New Jersey history.
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Click here to see the extensive special collection of resources about autism spectrum disorders at the Camden County College Library.
Everyone is welcome to browse; books may be borrowed by persons who have either a College or Camden County Library card.