What does citizenship mean? What are its rights and obligations? Who should be welcomed as a citizen and who excluded? These questions have come to the forefront of the current presidential race, but anxiety and controversy about what citizenship means have been a common refrain in America’s—and Pennsylvania’s—history. This issue of Legacies explores how Pennsylvanians have understood, exercised, and fought for citizenship from the earliest days of the republic to the present day.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the release of the J. G. Brill Company Photograph Index, a new, web-accessible database containing information on 12,578 images produced by the J.G. Brill Company. The database is freely available to the public, click here to begin exploring.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the receipt of a new grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to improve preservation of – and access to – eleven collections that document more than 150 years of sports history in the Philadelphia area.
This October, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) will host #PastPresentPride, a free two-part lecture series exploring sexual identity in literature and media, and the history of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the latest offering in its ongoing genealogy education, Foundations of Genealogy II. The course is designed as a follow-up to HSP's Foundations of Genealogy I offered in 2015 and 2016.
Course registrants will continue to develop their genealogy skills while exploring additional resources to strengthen researchers' foundation of knowledge in genealogical research. Topics covered include: