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Maps of Early America
Guests view some of the early American maps from HSP's collections

On June 14, 2012, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosted an event titled "Maps of Early America" with guest lecturer Joseph Garver of Harvard University. Garver, the librarian for Research Services of the Harvard Map Collection, discussed treasures from HSP's collection, including the first map of Philadelphia, the Walking Purchase, and John Wallis's early map of the United States. A document display and reception in the Reading and Reference Rooms followed the lecture.

Date posted: 6/25/12
Founder's Award 2012
Founder's Award 2012

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania held its annual Founder’s Award dinner on May 17, honoring author and historian David McCullough and long-time Councilor Collin F. McNeil. The celebration was held at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The event for 342 guests, chaired by Dorothy Mather Ix, raised more than $253,000 for the Society. 

Date posted: 6/6/12
Picturing History 4/11/12
Picturing History 4/11/12

HSP has a rich collection of photographs, from early daguerreotypes to rare crystoleums and even modern digital prints. At this event, HSP’s Photograph Conservator D’Arcy White discussed the highlights of HSP’s fascinating photography archive—and the stories that they tell.

Date posted: 4/30/12
National History Day 2012
National History Day 2012

Hundreds of students competed in National History Day Philly 2012. Many did their research here at HSP. Congratulations to all the participants!

Date posted: 4/26/12
HSP Ancestry Day 3/3/12
Almost 1,000 people attended Ancestry Day.

About 1,000 people attended the "HSP Ancestry Day" genealogy conference held on March 3, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Date posted: 4/26/12
Documents and Drinks: The Double Eagle Coin Case
Treasures Society members take a look at documents in the Reading Room

On March 29, 2012, Treasures Society members were invited to hear Assistant U.S. District Attorney, Jacqueline Romero, give a unique, firsthand account of the mysterious events surrounding the theft of the rare “1933 Double Eagle” coins and the government trial that won them back nearly 77 years later.

Date posted: 3/30/12