Pen to Paper

Tuesday, 1/13/2015 12:30pm - Friday, 2/13/2015 5:30pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Take a look at penmanship throughout  United States history from original documents.  View items from HSP’s collection of quintessential penmen including John Hancock and Timothy Matlack. Long before the invention of the typewriter our Founding Fathers set up an entire government using only pen and paper. How did they do that? In this display we look, not only at examples of our Founders’ scripts,  but also the manuals and instruction books which taught more than a century of Americans  the art of fine penmanship.