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Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
Wednesday, 2/20/13
Genealogy Workshop

Have you exhausted research in the United States looking for your Italian ancestors and want to know what records in Italy might help you continue your search?

Wednesday, 2/13/13
Genealogy Workshop

Fred Blum, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, will share techniques to track down Jewish ancestors.

Saturday, 2/2/13
Special Event

Does your historical organization hold archival materials (such as papers, letters, maps, ledgers, and photographs)? Would you like descriptions of your archival collections to be accessible online?

Saturday, 1/26/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join us for a keynote lecture and lunch, featuring Dr. Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Saturday, 1/26/13
Teacher Workshop

Learn how to integrate the study of thrift—the ethic of hard work, savings, and generosity—into your classroom. This workshop, taught by Philadelphia school teacher Bernadette McHenry, will focus on the history of the American thrift movement and its relevance to today.

Monday, 12/3/12
Special Event

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will undergo renovations to its building in the next few months. Our neighbors in the Washington Square West neighborhood are invited to attend an open house to tour the facility and learn more about HSP and our renovation plans.

There will be remarks from Kim Sajet, president and CEO of the Historical Society, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, 11/15/12
Lecture/Panel Discussion

The Historical Society recently acquired two new collections, including diaries of Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey dating from 1828-1836 and more than 300 letters from Carey’s son, Henry Charles Carey. At this lecture, guests will learn more about the Carey family and these collections, one of the most significant additions to the Society’s archives in the past decade. The guest speaker will be James N. Green, librarian at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Followed by a reception and document viewing.

Monday, 11/12/12
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.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can view and sign your proxy online.

 

Thursday, 11/8/12
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.

Thursday, 11/1/12
Teacher Workshop

Attend this teacher workshop to find out about the unique offerings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, including lesson plans and primary and secondary sources that will help you incorporate National History Day into your classroom throughout the year.

Friday, 10/19/12
Special Event

Join us for the first annual History Affiliates Awards Luncheon on October 19, 2012, at the Union League of Philadelphia! The luncheon will feature the History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which celebrate achievements at all-volunteer managed as well as small and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties by encouraging and fostering community interest and awareness of history.

Wednesday, 10/17/12
Genealogy Workshop

Learn how to identify and research Civil War soldiers (Union and Confederate) using records available online and at various repositories. The program will focus on the use of federal, state, and family records, and how to avoid common pitfalls. This workshop will be taught by Laura H. Congleton, a Brooklyn-based professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in family history research.