Calendar

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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 6/17/15 4:00pm
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to discuss your family history research. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. Schedule a forty-five minute session to:

Tuesday, 5/12/15 12:30pm
Exhibit/Display

Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, government, literature, and art – HSP’s newest document display showcases exceptional women from our collection.

From the “First Female Governor” Hannah Penn, through the experiences of Sumiko Kobayahsi and other Japanese-Americans interned during the Second World War, Exceptional Women in Pennsylvania encourages discovering stories about our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers to help us better understand their lives, the challenges they faced, and ultimately, ourselves.

Wednesday, 6/3/15 6:30pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

On July 4, 1965, 7 women and 33 men picketed in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.  On the very spot where Americans first asserted their rights and liberties, this small group of activists demanded equality for gays and lesbians. From these humble beginnings would emerge the Annual Reminder picket, one of the first organized gay rights demonstrations in the country.

Sunday, 6/21/15 3:00pm
Teacher Institute

Applications are now being accepted for this new NEH-funded teacher workshop.  Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom will raise awareness of how Independence Hall has been involved in the ongoing process of creating a nation and civic life, not just in the magical moment of July 1776.  During each day of  a week-long workshop, 36 teachers will be immersed in a process of discovering and developing strategies for teaching the ongoing history of the American independence

Tuesday, 7/7/15 9:00am
Teacher Workshop

Ever wonder how we managed to fund the Continental Army without the ability to levy taxes? Ever thought about how to teach westward expansion as a game? Do you feel that students today need more preparation in financial literacy? Then consider our summer teacher workshop!

Sunday, 7/26/15 3:00pm
Teacher Institute

Applications are now being accepted for this new NEH-funded teacher workshop.  Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom will raise awareness of how Independence Hall has been involved in the ongoing process of creating a nation and civic life, not just in the magical moment of July 1776.  During each day of  a week-long workshop, 36 teachers will be immersed in a process of discovering and developing strategies for teaching the ongoing history of the American independence