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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: 5/30/13

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: 4/15/13
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
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