Conservator to Speak on Forum Building Renovation | Compendium

State Library of Pennsylvania Hosts Program about Forum Building Renovation:

Conservator to speak about renovating the State Library of Pennsylvania and Department of Education offices

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: Noon to 1pm
Venue: Online
Preregister (see more below)

Join Conservator Aaron M. Warkentin in a discussion about bringing the glory of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education building back to life! Hear about how the Forum Building offices and historic State Library of Pennsylvania renovations are progressing. State Library staff will facilitate a Q&A discussion after the talk.

The Forum was designed for the Department of Public Instruction and is a “veritable record of the history of mankind…  Upon its walls are engraved the rise and fall of civilization, its sculptures, inscriptions and magnificence inform and inspire all who step within its portals.”

Aaron M. Warkentin is an armchair historian, bibliophile, and museum professional, currently serving as curator with the B.R. Howard Conservation team. In his free time, Aaron enjoys visiting Civil War and Pennsylvania’s industrial history sites with his two sons and wife, and volunteering with the Rolls-Royce Foundation, where he indulges his love of pre-war automobiles. He enjoys opportunities to dialogue with the public!

Please preregister for the virtual event using this form. You will receive an email with a link to attend the meeting on the Teams platform.