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Capital of the World
Capital of the World

Charlene Mires discussed her book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, at the Philadelphia History Museum on April 3, 2013. Among more than 200 cities and towns seeking to become the Capital of the World, Philadelphia was one of the most energetic competitors and nearly succeeded in luring the world's diplomats to the City of Brotherly Love.

Date posted: 4/13/13
Thrift Week Teacher Workshop and Luncheon
Thrift Week Teacher Workshop and Luncheon

On January 26, 2013, the Historical Society hosted the Thrift Week: Engaging Students in Thrift Teacher Workshop and Luncheon. The workshop, taught by Philadelphia schoolteacher Bernadette McHenry, helped educators incorporate thrift into their curriculum. This was followed by a luncheon and keynote lecture by Dr. Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Date posted: 1/31/13
Franklin's Thrift: A Summer Teacher Institute 2012
Teachers get their first chance to see original documents from the School Savings Banks movement.

Is Thrift an idea that defines American qualities, or just an old fashioned concept that has no place in modern America?  

Date posted: 12/3/12
History in Pennsylvania Awards 2012
The awards

The 2012 History Affiliates luncheon and first annual History in Pennsylvania "HIP" Awards was held at the Union League of Philadelphia on October 19, 2012. Eight awards were presented for achievements at all-volunteer managed as well as small and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. The keynote speaker was First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan Corbett.

Date posted: 10/22/12
A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global
A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global

On September 27, 2012, the Young Friends of HSP hosted "A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global". 90 guests attended the event, which featured a presentation on the history of the American cocktail by author and food historian Joseph Carlin. Spiga restaurant and Philadelphia Distilling provided food and cocktails, and Carlin demonstrated to the crowd how to make an authentic Fish House Punch. Guests mingled with cocktails in the Reference room and viewed a display of alcohol-related documents in the Reference room.

Date posted: 10/1/12
In Memory of Esther Ann McFarland
George McFarland, son of Esther Ann, and Rudolph Garcia, who reviewed the book

On June 26, 2012, HSP hosted a reception in memory of author and historian Esther Ann McFarland. Her newly published book entitled William Lewis, Esquire: Enlightened Statesman, Profound Lawyer, and Useful Citizen was available for purchase for the first time that evening. 

Date posted: 6/27/12