The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is committed to working with teachers and students to help them learn American history and historical thinking skills. Our vast collection provides content for lessons connected to academic standards - from the founding of the nation through the twentieth century. Our staff stands ready to aid students in research and assist them in understanding the past and its meaning to their lives today and in the future.  

Please use the forms in the Field Trips and Outreach section to set up programs and visits that best meet your needs. And sign up for special educators newsletter by clicking the button at the bottom of the page in order to receive news of our latest offerings.

HEAD for the Future is an education initiative by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with Wells Fargo.


Through a new collaboration with Temple University, HSP is proud to announce an online graduate course for educators beginning in 2016: Preserving American Freedom: A Primary Source Approach to Teaching American History.