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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
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