Alexandra Harris

Alexandra joined the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in September 2013 as an Education Intern. With a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Howard University she aims to apply and cultivate her research and writing skills by joining the staff at HSP.

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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s grand reopening is on Wednesday October 16th, in conjunction with a special exhibition of some national treasures. If you do not get a chance to come in and see the new and improved facility in person, review this post to reequip yourself with some resources we have available for you, both as an educator and a researcher!


The political opposition between Democrats and Republicans are as apparent now than ever before as we observe the political standoff in Congress.  Has the two-party system that structures our Congress always been so defined, divisive and irreconcilable? Let’s look to the history of our political parties for answers.