Latest News


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: 


On Saturday, October 1, Penn’s Graduate School of Education will host Networked for Literacy: a Celebration of Writing and Literacy, providing a space for educators to share how literacy shapes practice, students, schools, and communities. 


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and The Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world, utilizing both institutions' collections in contemporary scholarship. 

HSP and LCP proudly welcome the September 2016 fellows: