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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19
Wednesday, 2/11/09
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Civil War historian, author, and playwright Karl Purnell discusses the diverse and mostly unknown character of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Purnell will sign his new book, Goin' A Soldierin', which can be purchased at the end of his lecture.

Wednesday, 2/4/09
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Jack Fruchtman Jr., a professor of political science at Maryland’s Towson State University, will discuss how Thomas Paine turned a tax revolt into a revolution for independence with Common Sense. This June marks the 200th anniversary of Paine's death. Presented by Moonstone Inc.

Tuesday, 2/3/09
Exhibit/Display

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania presents an exhibit honoring our 16th president. Visitors can examine photographs, prints, documents, and ephemera detailing Lincoln’s life and death.

Friday, 1/23/09
Exhibit/Display

Join curator Maria DiElsi for a behind-the-scenes look at this exhibit. Enjoy a reception with soft pretzels and a Mummers string band. “Philadelphia Stories” features more than 60 photographs, drawn from the historic archives of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Records and HSP's PhilaPlace project.