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Stories from the Archives: Politics of Cultural Institution Building in the Early Mid Atlantic Region
10/16/14
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Marc Boonshoft, PhD candidate and a Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellow discusses Benjamin Chew and the Academy College and Charitable School of Philadelphia as part of his research in "Education, Civil Society, and State Formation from the Great Awakening to the Early Republic."

Stories from the Archives: William Rawle and Copyright
9/23/14
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Nora Slonimsky, PhD candidate and a Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellow, discusses how she discovered William Rawle as part of her research on The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States.

Stories from the Archives: Free Produce Movement
9/12/14
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HSP McNeil Fellow Dr. Bronwen Everill discusses the Free Produce Movement as part of her research on African Trade and Consumption in the Atlantic World, 1760-1840.

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus Performs at HSP
6/24/14
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The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus perfromed a selection of Cole Porter tunes at HSP, as part of our June 13, 2014, Stage Door Canteen Party. For video recordings of their set, please visit our YouTube channel. 

HSP, Smithsonian "Raise It Up" for Bicentennial of National Anthem
6/17/14
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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to be a National Audience Partner with the Smithsonian for their Raise It Up! Anthem for America campaign. To give Philadelphia a leading voice in the “Song Heard Round the World”, the U.S. Army Voices band led a group-sing of the national anthem at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014, on the front lawn of the National Constitution Center. This event took place amidst Philadelphia’s Stripes & Stars festival, a daylong celebration of our nation’s flag and the U.S. Army.

Germany to Pennsylvania
4/8/14
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At a workshop conducted on March 26, 2014, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, genealogist James Beidler addressed the many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.