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A Little Light Reading for the Troops

By: Amy Ellsworth

Jane Hickman, Editor of Expedition magazine and Maureen Goldsmith, from the Director’s Office at the Penn Museum, recently sent a stack of past issues of Expedition magazine to Staten Island Project Homefront. The magazines are being sent to troops stationed abroad, including Afghanistan. Staten Island Project Homefront is a non-profit organization that supports the families of deployed military troops […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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