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HSP holds a variety of events throughout the year, including genealogy workshops, lectures and panel discussions, tours, and teacher workshops. Events are held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, 3/1/17 2:30 pm

Foundations of Genealogy II is designed for researchers seeking to further develop and strengthen their genealogy skills. The 8-week class is the follow-up to Foundations of Genealogy I, a course offered in 2015 and 2016 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP).


Wednesday, 3/15/17 1:00 pm
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to help take your family history research to the next level. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. 


Tuesday, 3/28/17 6:00 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

During this year's Women's History Month, celebrate the Ralston Center’s 200th anniversary with a free workshop on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, 4/12/17 6:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

This April marks the centennial of American involvement in the First World War, a global conflagration that upended the established world order.

During the conflict, foreign-born soldiers represented nearly 1 out of 5 servicemen in the U.S. Army. This surge of Old World soldiers – from 46 different nations – challenged the culture of the American military, its linguistic and religious traditions, and required top brass to reconsider training methods.


Tuesday, 4/18/17 6:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

This joint Historical Society of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Orchestra program, entitled Rachmaninoff’s Philadelphia, is being presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s April 2017 Rachmaninoff Festival. The program will explore the special relationship between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the great Russian composer/conductor/pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1843).


Wednesday, 5/10/17 6:30 pm

From the 1960s to the present, two-thirds of Pennsylvania’s population growth has been the result of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and others moving to the Commonwealth. In the 1960s, the vast majority of Latinos lived in Philadelphia; today, as many live in the Pennsylvania Dutch region as in the City of Brotherly Love. This is the most significant regional demographic change in more than a century, and it is one that is poorly understood by scholars and the general public.


Wednesday, 5/31/17 6:30 pm
Workshop

The experience of war is unique to those that lived through it, whether the individual served in uniform or remained on the home-front. One hundred years ago, the First World War represented a departure from previous conflicts; the scale of carnage led many to earnestly believe it to be “the war to end all wars.”


Monday, 7/31/17 8:30 am
Genealogy Workshop

Researching Family in Pennsylvania, a week-long genealogy course designed to explore and explain the records and repositories available to family historians researching ancestors in Pennsylvania, will take place at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) July 31 - August 4, 2017.