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Meet the Speakers: Voicing the Absent
Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA Fellow and the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Playwriting. Ain is HSP's inaugural "Embedded Artist".

On Apr. 8, 2015, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) had the pleasure of hosting a lively conversation as part of the event, Voicing the Absent: Crafting History.

Date posted: 5/15/15
New Century Trust's 2015 Willing Hands Award Ceremony
Members of HSP,  Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and the New Century Trust at the 2015 Willing Hands Award ceremony.
Date posted: 3/31/15
Genealogy Roadshow Films at HSP
Genealogy Roadshow Films at HSP

Don't forget to tune in! The Genealogy Roadshow: Historical Society of Pennsylvania episode premiers February 17 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

Genealogy Roadshow visits HSP during Season 2 and discovers fascinating Philadelphia family history. One woman’s ancestor may have sparked historic labor laws; a pastor may have an outlaw in her family tree; a woman learns about slave genealogy and – with the help of DNA testing – gets the answer she has waited for; and another woman learns her ancestor may have helped others escape the Holocaust.

Date posted: 2/16/15
Stetson Autumn & Winter 2015 Collection Catalog
Stetson Autumn & Winter 2015 Collection Catalog
Date posted: 2/10/15
'Staches and Spirits
'Staches and Spirits

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the Young Friends of HSP hosted a 'Staches and Spirits party at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Date posted: 10/27/14
Reading Terminal Market: Then and Now
Reading Terminal Market has long been known to sell some of the most affordable, high-quality, fresh cuts of meat in the city. This photograph is dated December 24, 1944. Shoppers looking for fresh turkeys on Christmas Eve were out of luck! (Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Collection).

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Date posted: 9/17/14