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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
A Taste of a Civil War Supper
Ginger Cake and Meatballs prepared with Ellen Emlen's Recipe

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has printed facsimile copies of an 1865 cookbook, compiled by Philadelphia housewife Ellen M. Emlen.  At an event on November 16, guests sampled Emlen's gingerbread and meatball recipes and learned about Civil War era cooking. 

Date posted: 11/16/11
Documents and Drinks: The Philadelphia Citizen's Almanac
Documents and Drinks: The Philadelphia Citizen's Almanac

On November 7, 2011 Treasures Society members and their guests joined us for a talk with Laura Beardsley, author of the new book The Philadelphia Citizens Almanac. Then guests were treated to a special display of Philadelphia-related documents from our renowned collection

Date posted: 11/7/11
A Baseball Scavenger Hunt
Nan Goff was the grand prize winner.

On September 15, 2011, the Young Friends of HSP enjoyed an evening of drinks, baseball history, and a serious scavenger hunt competition. Guests enjoyed refreshments from TRIA and then competed in a baseball-themed scavenger hunt. All proceeds from the evening went towards the conservation and organization of HSP's Trade Card Collection. Raffle prizes were donated by: Modern Eye, Khyber Pass Pub, and Lux Spa and Fitness. 

Date posted: 9/15/11
George Washington Was Here
George Washington Was Here

In conjunction with the exhibit Discover the Real George Washington at the National Constitution Center this summer, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosted a George Washington Document Display.  Item on display included Washington's pocket diary, Martha Washington's cookbook, the diary of Washington's private secretary, Tobias Lear, who chronicled Washington's last days and death, and even a lock of Washington's hair!

Date posted: 8/3/11