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Format: 2014-12-21
Format: 2014-12-21
Monday, 4/22/13
Workshop

Are you having trouble finding, training and retaining volunteers? Join us on April 22 and May 13 at the Bucks County Historical Society's Mercer Museum as we look at the challenges of volunteerism today and discuss strategies for meeting those challenges.

Saturday, 4/13/13
Special Event

Explore the archive at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania through the puppetry and theatrical performance of artist Sebastienne Mundheim. HSP has partnered with Mundheim to participate in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). This year the festival celebrates time travel...what better way to do that than through the magic of an archive—a paper time machine.

Wednesday, 4/3/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

From the ashes of the Second World War came the idea of the United Nations—an organization that would serve as a center for international diplomacy. Charlene Mires, author of Capital of the World, will discuss the dramatic, surprising, and at times comic story of the hometown promoters in pursuit of an extraordinary prize and the diplomats who struggled with the balance of power at a pivotal moment in history.

Thursday, 2/21/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

On November 22, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture.

Thursday, 2/21/13
Workshop

This two-part workshop, sponsored by History Affiliates, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on January 17 and February 21. The workshops will outline the components of a maintenance program and provide you with the basic tools for preparing a maintenance plan for your house museum.

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.