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HSP is partnering with The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) as part of their summer pop-up beer garden series. 

This year, PHS will sponsor two gardens: the garden at 1438 South St., now in its third year, as well as a brand new garden at Viaduct Rail Park, 10th and Hamilton Streets, part of a creative reuse of the old Reading rail trestle in the Callowhill neighborhood.

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) for this year’s #SummerBookChats series highlighting authors of local histories. 
These programs are FREE but registration is required. Reserve your ticket at:

Philadelphia boasts one of the oldest, largest and most diverse park systems in the United States. Yet our parks receive scant attention in histories of landscape design and city planning. 


Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) for its FREE #SummerBookChats as local authors Kathryn Wilson and Elizabeth Milroy discuss their recent works on Philadelphia history. The programs are free but registration is required.


Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia’s Chinatown




Friday, May 13, 2016
In celebration of the Democratic National Convention, join HSP for PoliticalFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government and the road to the White House.

This non-partisan, six-day festival combines multi-media and interactive displays, historical objects, and special guest appearances designed to entertain and engage Philadelphia residents and convention attendees alike.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - The April 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published.