The Museum of Public Relations

The Museum of Public Relations The Museum of Public Relations is the world's only museum dedicated to the PR field. It is a 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the State of NY Dept.

of Education, with more than 2,500 artifacts documenting more than a century of PR practice. The Museum and Library are chartered by the NYS Education Department. Together, they represent the world's largest collection of historical resources and writings documenting the evolution of the p***c relations field.

of Education, with more than 2,500 artifacts documenting more than a century of PR practice. The Museum and Library are chartered by the NYS Education Department. Together, they represent the world's largest collection of historical resources and writings documenting the evolution of the p***c relations field.

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The Museum of Public Relations is holding its first celebration of Native Americans in our profession, during Native Ame...
10/12/2021

The Museum of Public Relations is holding its first celebration of Native Americans in our profession, during Native American Heritage Month in November. Please let us know if you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a speaker or panelists.

The Museum of Public Relations is holding its first celebration of Native Americans in our profession, during Native American Heritage Month in November. Please let us know if you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a speaker or panelists.

Help us put the Fun back in Fundraising...  while showcasing your hidden talents before a world-wide audience of fellow ...
10/08/2021
The Museum of PR announces talent show to showcase PR pros’ hidden skills - PR Daily

Help us put the Fun back in Fundraising... while showcasing your hidden talents before a world-wide audience of fellow PR professionals.

This year's Museum fundraiser is taking the form of a first-ever variety show, starring PR professionals around the world... showing off "hidden talents" before an international audience.

Nov. 30 (Giving Tue.) 6-8pmET, over the Museum's official live-streaming service, CommPRO.biz.

Sponsors will be able to present 15-30 second commercials to show during the broadcast.

All financial support (from sponsorships, ticket sales and donations) are tax-deductible and go toward the Museum's Special Collections archive, as well as day-to-day operations and educational outreach.

https://www.prdaily.com/the-museum-of-pr-announces-talent-show-to-showcase-pr-pros-hidden-skills/?utm_source=RDH&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RDH+(2021-10-07)&utm_content=article+title&utm_term=5&oly_enc_id=6577F3138945G4A

The special event will take place Nov. 30 with judges from the Page Society, Institute for PR, PR Council and more—all to raise money for the museum. Do you have a hidden talent? Play a musical instrument? Perform magic tricks for your friends and colleagues? Dance when no is watching? The Museum ...

Join us in celebrating the birthday of one of the most important organizations in the international PR profession.  #IPR...
10/05/2021

Join us in celebrating the birthday of one of the most important organizations in the international PR profession. #IPR was created in 1956 to provide the industry and its professionals with research that's vital to our work and the counsel we provide clients. It's time to celebrate IPR and recognize all the wonderful contributions it has made to our profession for the last 65 years!

Join us in celebrating the birthday of one of the most important organizations in the international PR profession. #IPR was created in 1956 to provide the industry and its professionals with research that's vital to our work and the counsel we provide clients. It's time to celebrate IPR and recognize all the wonderful contributions it has made to our profession for the last 65 years!

Students! Think you can predict the future of our profession?  We're looking to you tell us what's ahead for PR/Comms. S...
10/05/2021

Students! Think you can predict the future of our profession? We're looking to you tell us what's ahead for PR/Comms. Submit your entry by Oct. 15 with the hashtag #commsweek2021. Winner will receive a $200 gift card, free entry to CommsWeekConference Nov. 17 and publicity on the IPR and Ragan websites. Other entries eligible for $50 gift cards. More info at ragan.com. #IPR #Ragan.

Students! Think you can predict the future of our profession? We're looking to you tell us what's ahead for PR/Comms. Submit your entry by Oct. 15 with the hashtag #commsweek2021. Winner will receive a $200 gift card, free entry to CommsWeekConference Nov. 17 and publicity on the IPR and Ragan websites. Other entries eligible for $50 gift cards. More info at ragan.com. #IPR #Ragan.

Today at 6 pm ET, we will hold our annual event to celebrate #latinoprhistory. Tune in to watch an all-star line-up of P...
09/21/2021

Today at 6 pm ET, we will hold our annual event to celebrate #latinoprhistory. Tune in to watch an all-star line-up of PR, media, marketing, and education leaders across corporate, academia, and agencies. Keynote: #CNN's Maria Cardona. MC: Deb Prieto Green. Live captioning in #Spanish throughout this #webcast, thanks to the generosity of the Puerto Rican Public Relations Associations.

The event will also feature special tributes to Latino PR pioneers. And as always, we’ll be holding a Q&A session at the end of the program.

Many thanks to all the wonderful companies, universities, and individuals for helping to make this event FREE and accessible throughout the world.

➡️ ✨ Starts TONIGHT at 6 pm ET over Zoom. Sign-up soon: bit.ly/3teBMWd ✨

#latinoprhistory #hispanicheritagemonth #PuertoRicoPublicRelationsAssociation #publicrelations #museumofpr #prmuseum #prmuseumonline #onlineevent

Registration is live NOW! ✨ “The Latino Influence and Impact on the Public Relations Profession,” our 5th annual tribute...
09/09/2021

Registration is live NOW! ✨ “The Latino Influence and Impact on the Public Relations Profession,” our 5th annual tribute to the industry’s Latin American community, starts virtually on Tuesday, September 21 at 6 pm ET.

Hosted and moderated by Deb Prieto Green, Senior PR Director, L3Harris Technologies.

Keynote by #CNN and #CNNenEspañol's political commentator, Maria Teresa Cardona, one of the nation’s top 100 most influential Latinos.

The event will also feature an all-star cast of leaders from corporate, academia, and agencies, and some of the nation’s brightest students and young professionals.

Join us on September 21 to honor and celebrate Latino PR history-makers past and present, in collaboration with the Diversity Action Alliance.

Register, consider a sponsorship, or find out more info: https://bit.ly/3teBMWd

#latinopublicrelations #latinoprhistory #prhistory #communications #publicrelations #museumofpr #prmuseum #prmuseumonline #savethedate #webcast #onlinevent #latinohistory #hispanicheritagemonth #hispanicheritage

Registration is live NOW! ✨ “The Latino Influence and Impact on the Public Relations Profession,” our 5th annual tribute to the industry’s Latin American community, starts virtually on Tuesday, September 21 at 6 pm ET.

Hosted and moderated by Deb Prieto Green, Senior PR Director, L3Harris Technologies.

Keynote by #CNN and #CNNenEspañol's political commentator, Maria Teresa Cardona, one of the nation’s top 100 most influential Latinos.

The event will also feature an all-star cast of leaders from corporate, academia, and agencies, and some of the nation’s brightest students and young professionals.

Join us on September 21 to honor and celebrate Latino PR history-makers past and present, in collaboration with the Diversity Action Alliance.

Register, consider a sponsorship, or find out more info: https://bit.ly/3teBMWd

#latinopublicrelations #latinoprhistory #prhistory #communications #publicrelations #museumofpr #prmuseum #prmuseumonline #savethedate #webcast #onlinevent #latinohistory #hispanicheritagemonth #hispanicheritage

The Museum of Public Relations is excited to announce that our 5th annual Latino PR History event will be held virtually...
08/20/2021

The Museum of Public Relations is excited to announce that our 5th annual Latino PR History event will be held virtually on Tues, Sep 21st starting at 6 pm ET. It’s the world’s only program acknowledging the contributions of Latin Americans in the development of PR and communications profession.

✨ Save the date! 🗓 Registration opens next week. 🌟

#latino #latinohistory #latinohistorymonth #latinoprofessionals #latinopublicrelations #latinopublicrelationshistory #PRHIstory #museumofpr #prmuseum #communications #publicrelations #onlineevent

The Museum of Public Relations is excited to announce that our 5th annual Latino PR History event will be held virtually on Tues, Sep 21st starting at 6 pm ET. It’s the world’s only program acknowledging the contributions of Latin Americans in the development of PR and communications profession.

✨ Save the date! 🗓 Registration opens next week. 🌟

#latino #latinohistory #latinohistorymonth #latinoprofessionals #latinopublicrelations #latinopublicrelationshistory #PRHIstory #museumofpr #prmuseum #communications #publicrelations #onlineevent

The Museum of Public Relations celebrates the life and legacy of Barbara C. Harris, a successful public relations pionee...
07/30/2021

The Museum of Public Relations celebrates the life and legacy of Barbara C. Harris, a successful public relations pioneer and the first female Anglican bishop--who passed away during the height of the pandemic in 2020 at the age of 89.

Harris was born on June 12, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA. In the early 1950’s she began her public relations career at the first known Black-owned PR firm, Joseph V. Baker Associates, where she worked closely with Baker as her mentor. By 1958, she became president of the firm.

In 1968, she moved to Sun Oil Company, where she was one of the first and highest-ranking African American women to handle public relations for major corporate accounts, advancing in high-level positions multiple times up until 1977. Meanwhile, she played her part in the civil rights movement, marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma in 1965, and registering Black voters in Mississippi around the same time. Barbara was also an advocate of the women’s movement, campaigning for women to be involved in the Anglican clergy. In 1973, she was elected as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, following in the footsteps of Joseph V. Baker.

Barbara then switched gears to embrace her religious background, working her way through the Anglican clergy, simultaneously applying her PR skills and experience to this new journey. She became the first female Anglican bishop in 1988 while serving roles at religious publications.

In a recent tribute to Harris, Diversity Advisor to the Office of the Dean at Temple University and Managing Director of CommonSoul Communications, David Brown notes, “Rev. Harris’ life was significant in so many ways as she challenged the status quo with the power of her convictions and her talents as a communicator.”

Learn more about the life and work of Barbara C. Harris... ➡️ https://bit.ly/3j5Urib

#inmemoriam #blackprhistory #prpioneer #blackhistory #africanamericanhistory #womenshistory #womeninpr #publicrelations #pr #prhistory #communications #history #socialactivism #diversevoices #philadelphia #anglican #bishop

Last month, we were honored to host "The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Visibly Proud,” the Museum’s 3rd annual #...
07/30/2021

Last month, we were honored to host "The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Visibly Proud,” the Museum’s 3rd annual #Pride event. A huge, warm thank you to the show’s host and moderator Cathy Renna, the keynote speaker Stephanie Battaglino, our superstar panelists, and co-producer Fay Shapiro, CommPRO.biz. We wouldn’t be making #PRHistory without you all! ✨

Watch the event replay now: https://bit.ly/3iUvRR2

#publicrelations #communications #communicators #lgbtq #lgbtqrights #pride #pridemonth #journalism #journalists #prmuseum #museumofpr #prhistory #lgbthistory #advocacy #activists #transrights #DEI #humanrights

The Museum of Public Relations Founder & Director, Shelley Zuckerman Spector has received the Distinguished Service to J...
07/21/2021

The Museum of Public Relations Founder & Director, Shelley Zuckerman Spector has received the Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award by The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA). This is the first time the award has been given to a professional in the public relations field.

The Distinguished Service Award "recognizes contributions by an individual outside our discipline who has made an extraordinary effort to further significantly our understanding of, or our ability to explore, media history." It has been given only 4 other times in AJHA's 40-year history. See the release: ajha.wildapricot.org/news

#museumofpr #prmuseum #JournalismHistory #publicrelations #publicrelationshistory

The Museum of Public Relations Founder & Director, Shelley Zuckerman Spector has received the Distinguished Service to Journalism History Award by The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA). This is the first time the award has been given to a professional in the public relations field.

The Distinguished Service Award "recognizes contributions by an individual outside our discipline who has made an extraordinary effort to further significantly our understanding of, or our ability to explore, media history." It has been given only 4 other times in AJHA's 40-year history. See the release: ajha.wildapricot.org/news

#museumofpr #prmuseum #JournalismHistory #publicrelations #publicrelationshistory

Starts tonight @ 6 PM ET! Don't forget to register for this FREE event: https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe ✨🌈 🏳️‍🌈#Pride2021 #Pride ...
06/29/2021

Starts tonight @ 6 PM ET! Don't forget to register for this FREE event: https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe ✨🌈 🏳️‍🌈

#Pride2021 #Pride #PrideMonth #lgbthistory #lgbtqhistory #lgbtqpride #lgbtqcommunity #museumofpr #prmuseum #communications #publicrelations

Starts tonight @ 6 PM ET! Don't forget to register for this FREE event: https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe ✨🌈 🏳️‍🌈

#Pride2021 #Pride #PrideMonth #lgbthistory #lgbtqhistory #lgbtqpride #lgbtqcommunity #museumofpr #prmuseum #communications #publicrelations

Don't miss our third annual #Pride event, "The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Visibly Proud," Starring Cathy Renn...
06/28/2021

Don't miss our third annual #Pride event, "The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations: Visibly Proud," Starring Cathy Renna, and featuring Stephanie Battaglino as Keynote and two panels of Journalists & PR pros: Justin R. Buchbinder, Ben Finzel, Stephen Macias, Liz Owen, Christopher Vasquez; Tre'vell Anderson, Tracy Baim, Alex Bollinger, Dawn Ennis, and Tristan McAllister.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to make this event free and accessible to all. Register now: ⁣https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe

#pride #pridemonth #pridemonth2021 #lgbthistory #lgbtqhistory #museumofpr #prmuseum #communications #publicrelations

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the 1st #Pride March, also known as Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day.On June 28...
06/28/2021

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the 1st #Pride March, also known as Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day.

On June 28, 1970, the march started in Greenwich Village and ended in Central Park with a “Gay Be-In”, the party’s version of a “sit-in”.

The march and its most famous organizer, Brenda Howard, created what we know as the Pride celebration today.

For more #pridehistory and the #LGBTQ Experience in #communications, register for our FREE virtual event starting @ 6:00 pm ET tomorrow, 6/29.

Event Information & Registration: ⁣https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe

#lgbtq #lgbtqrights #civilrights #pridemonth #protest #publicrelations #museumofpr #prmuseum #lgbthistory #lgbtqhistory

Don't miss an insightful webinar event from CommPRO.biz and The George Washington University, Graduate School of Politic...
06/23/2021

Don't miss an insightful webinar event from CommPRO.biz and The George Washington University, Graduate School of Political Management: "Rebuilding Public Trust in the Government – Lessons from the Private Sector"

Starts tomorrow, 6/24 at 6pm ET. This virtual event is free with registration!

For more info and to sign-up: https://bit.ly/3daljLQ

Don't miss an insightful webinar event from CommPRO.biz and The George Washington University, Graduate School of Political Management: "Rebuilding Public Trust in the Government – Lessons from the Private Sector"

Starts tomorrow, 6/24 at 6pm ET. This virtual event is free with registration!

For more info and to sign-up: https://bit.ly/3daljLQ

In 1966, Robert Martin, an openly bisexual student from Columbia University founded the Student Homophile League in the ...
06/20/2021

In 1966, Robert Martin, an openly bisexual student from Columbia University founded the Student Homophile League in the school’s Earl Hall. It was the first known gay student organization in the US.

In 1971, members of the league and other LGBT students established a gay lounge in Columbia’s Furnald Hall, which was finally recognized by the university. It is still in use today and is now known as the Stephen Donaldson Q***r Lounge.

In 2018, the National Park Service approved Earl Hall to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places nominated by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.

“We are thrilled that the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, with the support of Columbia University and the New York State Office of Historic Preservation, has been able to prepare the documentation that resulted in the Federal government’s recognition of Earl Hall’s significance to LGBT history and American history...The State and National Register listings are validation of LGBT history’s significance to all Americans,” said Andrew Dolkart, the project co-director of the nomination.

Today, there are thousands of #LGBTQ groups on campuses around the world, dedicated to building inclusive communities and raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in society.

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For more #LGBTQ history, register for the Museum’s 3rd annual “LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations” event on Tuesday, 6/29 at 6 pm ET: ⁣https://bit.ly/3cjjVGe

#museumofpr #publicrelations #communications #pridemonth #pride2021 #lgbtqhistory #lgbthistory #columbiauniversity #activism #pride #equalrights #loveislove

Today we celebrate #Juneteenth, our country’s “2nd Independence Day,” honoring the end of slavery in the U.S.The holiday...
06/20/2021

Today we celebrate #Juneteenth, our country’s “2nd Independence Day,” honoring the end of slavery in the U.S.

The holiday has its roots in Galveston, Texas, where enslaved Blacks were informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, about two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed Juneteenth into law, making it a national holiday just two days before June 19. “The emancipation of enslaved Black Americans didn’t mark the end of America’s work to deliver on the promise of equality; it only marked the beginning,” Biden said.

#blackhistory #ushistory #history #africanamericanhistory #museumofpr #juneteenth2021 #juneteenthcelebration #juneteenthday

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85 Broad Street
New York, NY
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General information

We are a non profit education institution, the world's only museum dedicated to the public relations field. We acquire, preserve and exhibit rare books, artifacts and papers documenting the field's evolution The museum depends entirely on tax deductible donations, corporate sponsorships, educational grants and licensing fees.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm

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(212) 943-9439

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The Museum will resume lectures, events and tours on site when it is safe to do so again. In the meantime, we are providing virtual tours and lectures to classes around the world. The Museum has more than 2500 artifacts from more than a century of PR history.

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  • The Museum of Public Relations is the world’s only organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching the history of our field. It is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational institution chartered by the New York state Department of Education.

  • The Museum is at 85 Broad Street. Visits by individuals, classes, agencies and staffs must be scheduled beforehand (sign up at prmuseum.org/requests). We provide a hands-on tour as well as a lecture with videos. Suggested donation is $25 per student; $50 per professional. Donations can be made through prmuseum.org.

  • Our archive includes materials from Edward Bernays and Doris Fleischman, Ivy Lee, John Hill and Arthur Page, as well as a collection of media technologies from the past century, and nearly 700 books, some more than 125 years old.

  • The Museum produces events and classes every month or so, with topics appealing to students, professionals, educators and business leaders. We host annual celebrations of BlackPRHistory, LatinoPRHistory, and PRWomenWhoChangedHistory, as well as panel discussions with industry leaders, exploring such topics as “The Value of Values” and “Implications of ‘Truth Decay’ for the Practice of Public Relations.”
  • Nearby museums