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Wednesday, 3/11/09
Workshop

Join HSP’s Director of Conservation Tara O’Brien as she shares her expertise on conserving and preserving many of the precious documents that are housed at HSP. Ms. O'Brien will share some tricks of the trade that you can use at home, as well as more complex techniques that she uses on site.

Thursday, 3/5/09
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In celebration of Women’s History Month, HSP and GSP present Josephine Dunn, associate professor of Art History at the University of Scranton, who tells the often-overlooked story of northeastern Pennsylvania’s unconventional women and their extraordinary lives. This presentation is made possible by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

Monday, 2/23/09
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, members of the Treasures Society and their guests are invited to join us for a cocktail reception and an opportunity to see original documents relating to Lincoln’s life and death.

Thursday, 2/19/09
Exhibit/Display

Learn the story of Emilie Davis, a free African American woman who lived in Philadelphia in the 1860s. The guest speaker will be Kaye Wise Whitehead, a doctoral candidate from the University of Maryland who has been studying Emilie Davis's diaries. Whitehead will recreate the narrative of Davis's life and analyze the free black community where she lived and worked. Davis's diary will be on display.

Thursday, 2/12/09
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.

Thursday, 2/5/09
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.

Saturday, 1/24/09
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.

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