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Format: 2014-07-22
Format: 2014-07-22
Thursday, 11/14/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In November 1763, surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon arrived in Philadelphia to settle a dispute over the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Treasures Society members and their guests are invited to revisit this influential moment.

Monday, 11/11/13
Special Event

At the annual business meeting, HSP Board members and executive staff will report on the past year’s accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, and announce nominations for the Board of Councilors. This meeting is open to HSP members only. 

Thursday, 11/7/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join us for a lecture by Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, as he explores the illustrations and religious symbolism in the Ephrata Cloister’s music books.

Tuesday, 10/29/13
Exhibit/Display

This document display includes manuscripts and hymn books from the Ephrata Cloister, a rare diary of German mystic Johannes Kelpius, and beautiful examples of Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur.

Thursday, 10/24/13
Special Event

Register now for the second annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which will be presented at the History Affiliates Reception on October 24, 2013.

Tuesday, 10/22/13
Teacher Workshop

HSP welcomes educators to come see its new spaces for learning and to discover the National History Day Philly program. See treasures of our collection, tour the library, meet representatives of the Philadelphia cultural community and attend short presentations about primary source research and the 2013-2014 National History Day competition. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 10/16/13
Special Event

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults. There will be special promotions and free events throughout the day.

Wednesday, 10/16/13
Exhibit/Display

To coincide with our grand reopening, HSP will be displaying selected treasures from the collection. These rare and unique items span across four centuries of our nation's history, from the founding of Pennsylvania to the civil rights movement.

Tuesday, 10/1/13
Genealogy Workshop

Now that you’ve identified the ancestral village of your ancestor, how do you find more information? This lecture, given by award-winning author, researcher, lecturer, and teacher Nancy Lee Waters Lauer, will explore the next steps in researching ancestral homelands and overcoming barriers like language and an ocean.

Tuesday, 9/24/13
Genealogy Workshop

Discover the role African American soldiers played in the U.S. Civil War, and what can be learned from records about their military service. This workshop will be led by Michael Hait, a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer, specializing in African American genealogy and Civil War records.

Tuesday, 9/17/13
Genealogy Workshop

Female ancestors are often the keepers of family traditions, heirlooms, photographs, memories, and records. Finding and identifying them, however, can be difficult since women lose their surname and property through marriage.

Friday, 6/7/13
Special Event

Politicians by day and beer drinkers by night, our Founding Fathers clearly appreciated a good brew. Philadelphia’s own Yard's Brewing Company has created ales based on 18th-century recipes made by eminent figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.