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"Simon Cameron Reconsidered" A Scholarly Symposium

Author Paul Kahan's biography of Simon Cameron has recently been published by the University of Nebraska Press. Amiable Scoundrel is a portrait of an era that allowed, indeed encouraged, a man such as Cameron to seize political control. Kahan and a panel of distinguished regional scholars will discuss the aspects of the mansion's famous resident that made him controversial during his lifetime and into ours. This event is being coordinated by Dr. Michael Barton, retired professor at PSU-Harrisburg. The symposium will begin at 2:00 p.m. on October 30 in Cameron's own European-inspired Victorian parlor in the Harris-Cameron Mansion. Tickets $10 ($8 students) in advance at (717) 233-3462 or email at The Harris-Cameron Mansion is located at 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17104. Free parking is available in the lot behind the mansion.
Date & Time
  • October 30, 2016
  • 2:00PM - 5:00PM
More Info
  • Event Website
  • 717-233-3462
  • Tickets $10 ($8 students) in advance at (717) 233-3462 or email at
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