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Mad Men Cocktail Party
Mad Men Cocktail Party

On Thursday, November 21, the Young Friends of HSP hosted a Mad Men Cocktail party. Guests donned their best Mad Men attire and came out for a night of vintage cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. There were raffle drawings, prizes for best dressed, and a document scavenger hunt featuring vintage mid-century advertisements.

Date posted: 2/7/14
Creating Thrift Curriculum Teacher Institute 2013
The group of teachers, scholars, and curriculum specialists
Date posted: 7/30/13
Ales of the Revolution
Ales of the Revolution

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania partnered with the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Yards Brewery to present First Friday: Ales of the Revolution on June 7, 2013.

Date posted: 6/10/13
Samuel Powel: Patriot, Tory, or Neither?
Historic Powel House

HSP and Landmarks partnered to present Samuel Powel: Patriot, Tory, or Neither? At a lecture given on May 30, 2013, at the Powel House, author David Maxey discussed Samuel Powel and his allegiance. Was he always a patriot or did he only gradually adopt the cause of liberty?

Date posted: 5/29/13
ArkHIVE
ArkHIVE

As part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts , HSP partnered with Sebastienne Mundheim of White Box Theatre to create a piece to incorporate the collection with performance art. The result was ArkHIVE, a lyrical foray into history that integrated puppetry, dance, and storytelling.

 

Date posted: 4/14/13
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