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7/20/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The City of Birmingham will be a part of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia later this month with an exhibit titled, “Behind the Ballot: Fighting for the Right to Vote.” The exhibit will be hosted at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) as part of PoliticalFest.

7/18/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA – For the first time in over 20 years, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is making its world-renowned Reading Room available to the public for rental for special occasions such as weddings and Bat Mitzvahs.

Home to several of the nation’s founding documents, HSP has expanded its event rental offerings to better share its historic, easily-accessible 90,000 square foot Center City library with those desiring a unique setting for their next wedding, private party, or reception.

7/14/16

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the addition of two new databases to its HSP Encounters system: The Tavern and Liquor License Records (1746-1863), and the Huguenot Society Applications (Arrivals 1517-1885).

To genealogists, family historians, and scholars, these new databases are a boon for historical research into business practices governing bars and taverns in Philadelphia, as well as into the experiences of Huguenots in the United States.

7/8/16

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.

The experience will consist of exhibits at seven participating locations (including HSP!), each centered around a specific theme related to American politics, government, and history.

6/21/16
For more than 300 years, Philadelphia and India have been connected through trade and cultural exchange. Join HSP on Wednesday, July 6, from 4-8 p.m. for a traditional Indian art demonstration, exploring this connection through the work of two world-renowned artisans: 
 
Arun Pal, potter
Pal comes from a family of potters in a traditional potters’ village.