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Format: 2014-11-23
Format: 2014-11-23
Tuesday, 2/4/14
Special Event

Members of the Treasures Society and their guests are invited to a private reception with bestselling author Cokie Roberts, preceding her public lecture.

Thursday, 1/23/14
Teacher Workshop

On January 23, a Thrift Week teacher workshop invites teachers to reimagine thrift education for the 21st century.

Tuesday, 1/7/14
Exhibit/Display

From Ben Franklin’s birthday on January 17 through the next week, we celebrate Thrift Week with a document display about the history of the thrift movement of the early 20th century.

Thursday, 12/5/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join us as local historian and author Harry Kyriakodis discusses the earliest chapter of the waterfront’s history: the riverbank caves in which early Quaker settlers lived and the series of steps that William Penn directed to be built along the river.

Tuesday, 12/3/13
Teacher Workshop

HSP’s new digital history projects—Closed for Business and Preserving American Freedom—bring primary sources into the classroom along with teaching aids. At this workshop, teachers will learn how to access primary sources electronically to teach American history. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, 11/21/13
Special Event

“Don” your best Mad Men attire for a night of classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music! Get a firsthand look at mid-century documents from our own collections, and immerse yourself in the glamorous world of commercial consumerism.

Tuesday, 11/19/13
Teacher Workshop

In this workshop, we will showcase resources for teaching about the Civil War and how to use them to meet Common Core Standards for improving literacy from informational texts.

Tuesday, 11/19/13
Exhibit/Display

HSP will commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a document display featuring items from its Civil War collection. The display will explore how the Civil War has been remembered through time.

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.

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.