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PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the January 2017 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) is free to read online through January 31, 2017.

This issue’s essays touch on military justice at Valley Forge, the political worldview of printer William Duane, and the challenges of researching the first female preacher of the AME Church.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, presents a discussion and audience Q&A between constitutional scholar and author Kermit Roosevelt III and attorney and author David Lat in honor of Fred Korematsu Day.


#MuseumSelfie Day, now in its fourth year, is a nationwide initiative encouraging museum visitors, staff, and volunteers to snap a selfie at their favorite institutions and share it on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #MuseumSelfie on January 18, 2017.

Begun as a way to highlight museum collections and inspire more people to visit them, #MuseumSelfie Day was launched by museum professional Mar Dixon in 2014.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is partnering with the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History (ISBGFH) to explore various educational opportunities for researchers to explore their British Isles family history. Plans are currently being formulated to provide classroom presentations on basic British Isles research at HSP in the coming months, with more information to be released this spring.


From the city's first elderly care organization to foreign-born soldiers serving in the "War to End All Wars," discover hidden stories from Philadelphia's 300-plus-year history this spring with HSP.

Love is Sweet: the History of Candy and Romance