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HSP holds a variety of events throughout the year, including genealogy workshops, lectures and panel discussions, tours, and teacher workshops. Events are held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia unless noted otherwise.

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Researching Family in Pennsylvania, a week-long genealogy course designed to explore and explain the records and repositories available to family historians researching ancestors in Pennsylvania,...

Upcoming Events

Friday, 7/22/16 10:00 am
Special Event

Behind no less than five sets of locks – both electronic and analog, including a 19th century bank vault door – rest some of the most treasured items in HSP’s collection of over 21 million manuscripts, graphics, and books. Until now. 

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. On display will be HSP's most treasured items, never before displayed at the same time. 

Thursday, 7/28/16 12:00 pm
Special Event

On July 28th, join The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and community partners for Latino Politics: Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, a free panel discussion exploring Latino political participation at the local, state, and national levels.

Monday, 8/1/16 8:15 am
Genealogy Workshop

Researching Family in Pennsylvania, a week-long genealogy course designed to explore and explain the records and repositories available to family historians researching ancestors in Pennsylvania, will take place at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) August 1 – 5, 2016.

Tuesday, 8/9/16 12:30 pm
Exhibit/Display

In conjunction with the opening of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this display will explore the local history of Mormonism in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Pennsylvania in general continues to be a tremendously important part of the LDS church.

Thursday, 10/6/16 4:00 pm
Teacher Workshop

The twohour workshop will provide teachers with in-depth background on the rich history of Germantown, as represented by five exceptional historic and cultural museums. It will provide for teachers and students to explore this multicultural study of community history throughout the school year.