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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
The Knitting Revolution
Knitters from HSP and Rosie's Yarn Cellar demonstrate technique.

On March 15, 2012 the Young Friends of HSP sponsored a talk, "The Knitting Revolution," by University of Notre Dame professor Pamela Butler. Knitters from all over the greater Philadelphia area gathered to hear Pamela, trade knitting tips, and view historic documents and fabrics from HSP's collection. The exhibit Fiber Points: Textile and Handcraft Heritage was also on display for guests to view.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Rosie's Yarn Cellar, Southwest Airlines, and Modern Eye.

Date posted: 3/16/12