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Format: 2014-09-21
Format: 2014-09-21
Format: 2014-09-21

As the school year begins, HSP is pleased to announce FREE admission to all students with a valid school ID. Middle and high school students, undergraduates, and graduates are welcome to research free of charge at HSP’s world-renowned library and archive.

9/11/14
Education
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

PBS and WHYY announced today that Genealogy Roadshow, which first premiered nationally on PBS stations last fall, is seeking local participants to share their families’ stories for season two. Final participants will be part of an episode taping in Philadelphia. 

9/11/14
Genealogy
Philadelphia

The final weeks of Blue Star Museums 2014 are upon us! HSP is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

8/27/14
Government and civics
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

Students in grades 6-12 can get assistance with their research each Wednesday starting Wednesday, October 1 from 2:30-8:30 p.m.

8/27/14

HSP and other area institutions have partnered to host the conference, James Logan and the Networks of Atlantic Culture and Politics, 1699-1751, on Thursday, 9/18 - Saturday, 9/20.

8/21/14

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus performed a selection of Cole Porter tunes at HSP as part of our June 13, 2014, Stage Door Canteen Party. For video recordings of their set, please visit our YouTube channel.

 

6/30/14
20th century
Arts and Culture
World War II

The Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929 collection has been digitized and is available for research by members of HSP. 

6/5/14
20th century
Genealogy
Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to be a National Audience Partner with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for “Raise it Up! Anthem for America,” a global celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner.

6/3/14

HSP is pleased to announce the 2014-15 fellowship recipients. These scholars research the collections of HSP and LCP to further study their varied areas of interest.

Balch Fellowship

Dr. Hidetaka Hirota, Columbia University: An Anti-Alien Tradition: The History of American Nativism

Julia Lange, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of Hamburg: Contested Histories: German-American Politics of Memory and the Holocaust

5/15/14

Ancestry Day—a full day of genealogy classes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center—will return on Saturday, March 15. This popular genealogy event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and Ancestry.com, is designed to help researchers start or hone their genealogical skills.

1/16/14