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Dutchirican: A Latin@ History of Central Pennsylvania
5/31/17
From the 1960s to the present, two-thirds of Pennsylvania’s population growth has been the result of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and others moving to the Commonwealth.
 
In the 1960s, the vast majority of Latin@s lived in Philadelphia; today, as many live in the Pennsylvania Dutch region as in the City of Brotherly Love.
 
This is the most significant regional demographic change in more than a century, and it is one that is poorly understood by scholars and the public.
 
The roots of Latin@s in Pennsylvania stretch back
Rachmaninoff's Philadelphia
5/31/17
This joint Historical Society of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Orchestra program, entitled Rachmaninoff’s Philadelphia, is being presented in conjunction with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s April 2017 Rachmaninoff Festival. The program will explore the special relationship between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the great Russian composer/conductor/pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1843).
 
Music historian and archivist Jack McCarthy will open the program with a brief illustrated historical overview of Rachmaninoff and the Orchestra.
Becoming U.S. - Age and Assimilation
5/17/17

This second installment in the series explores the many ways age and generational status affect immigration and assimilation experiences. Is the experience decidedly different if an individual arrives in the U.S. as a child, or if one is a student or a working adult? Do first-generation immigrants – i.e., the parents – think about assimilation differently than second-generation immigrants – i.e., children? Does one generation wish to celebrate the “home” culture more than the other?

"The Same Spirit of Patriotism and Sacrifice”
5/17/17

Delve into the historical background of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and discuss the event’s continuing impact on American public memory with West Chester University's Dr. Robert Kodosky, Ph.D.

Mapping African Americans
5/17/17

Google Earth is only one example of geographic information available online. The internet contains several projects featuring spatial and historical data which can assist with genealogical research.

Worst President Ever
5/17/17

For those who think the current presidential election is a strange one, join HSP as we take a look back at the 1856 contest, perhaps the most consequential election in our nation’s history. There were two new parties: the Republicans and the Know-Nothings. The Republicans nominated a celebrity involved in land development with no elective experience, while the Know-Nothings had as their major party plank stopping immigration and even sending some immigrants back to their home country. The third party, the Democrats, nominated an old face with vast governmental experience.

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