AHPCS 46th Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
May 18-20, 2023
Lithograph of the Panorama of Philadelphia

This year’s annual meeting will feature talks by historical print experts; visits to local institutions including Winterthur, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia for print-oriented tours; and an evening at a renowned area print shop for private browsing, shopping, and an onsite dinner. The meeting will also include our traditional Thursday evening dinner and print show and Saturday evening dinner and benefit auction at our hotel.


Wyndham Hotel, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Wyndham Hotel is conveniently located in the city’s historic district with national treasures like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall only a short walk away.

A block of rooms is being held in the name of AHPCS at a special rate of $209 per night plus tax (single or double occupancy). This group rate is available from May 14, 2023 through May 23, 2023. Discounted parking is available for hotel guests. Hotel reservations can be made anytime online through this link or by calling 1-267-765-3458 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET. The deadline for reservations at the discounted rate is April 24, 2023.



Registration for the meeting closed on  May 1, 2023.



Wednesday, May 17

3:00 PM-8:00 PMRegistration, Wyndham Hotel Foyer
4:00 PM-6:00 PMBoard Meeting Wyndham Hotel


Thursday, May 18Winterthur

7:30 AM-8:30 AMRegistration, Wyndham Hotel Foyer
7:30 AM-8:30 AMContinental Breakfast, Wyndham Hotel
8:30 AM- 5:00 PMAll day trip to Winterthur Museum, Library, & Garden
8:30 AMBus leaves Wyndham Hotel
9:45 AM-11:00 AMProgram in Winterthur’s Auditorium
9:45 AMWelcome followed by graduate students in Winterthur’s Material Culture and Conservation programs presenting on print-related research projects
10:15 AMPresentation: Anne Verplanck, “‘The Shipwreck of My Affairs’: James Barton Longacre and the Challenges of Publishing Prints”
11:00 AM-12:30 PMVisit exhibition galleries and guided print-focused house tours
12:30 PM-2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM-4:00 PMBehind-the-scenes tours including print storage and study room, conservation lab, and library
5:00 PMBus arrives back at Wyndham Hotel
6:00 PM – 10:00 PMCash Bar, Print Fair, and Dinner at Wyndham

Friday, May 19Free Library

10:00 AM-2:00 PMVisit to print collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia including the Map Collection, Art Collection, Print & Picture Collection, and Rare Book Collection; Lunch in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Skyline Dining Room
2:30 PM-4:30 PMVisit to print collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
5:15 PMBus leaves Wyndham Hotel for Philadelphia Print Shop
6:00 PM-9:00 PMVisit Philadelphia Print Shop for browsing, shopping, and buffet dinner
9:30 PMBus arrives back at Wyndham Hotel

Saturday, May 20
Wyndham Hotel

9:00 AM -10:30 AMPresentations:

  • Erika Piola, “Rebels With a Cause: Nineteenth-Century American Lithographers, Modernity, and Visual Culture”
  • James Brust, “Album Cards: An Often Overlooked Aspect of 19th Century Popular Printmaking”
10:45 AM-11:45 AMAnnual Business Meeting
11:45 AM – 12:30 PMPresentation: Christopher Lane, “Joseph Hoover: Philadelphia’s Answer to Currier & Ives?”
12:30 PM-2:00 PMLunch, Wyndham Hotel
Free Afternoon
6:00 PM-10:00 PMCash Bar, Dinner, and Auction, Wyndham Hotel

Sunday, May 21
(Optional Event)
Library and Surgeons Hall, Fifth Street

10:00 AM- 1:00 PMFree walking tour of Philadelphia’s Old City based on William Birch’s 18th-century engravings