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Format: 2014-12-20
Format: 2014-12-20
Format: 2014-12-20

Happy winter, everyone! 

As the seasons begin to change, HSP is gearing up for another slew of frosty months. Please consult our holiday hours if you are planning to visit our world-renowned special collections library. And travel safe!

During inclement weather, HSP will follow the School District of Philadelphia in determining early closings. A snow day for the schools will be a snow day for HSP. 

If you have any questions, please contact HSP at 215. 732. 6200

11/18/14

From presidential progeny to felonious forebears, family secrets are uncovered this fall across the U.S. in PBS’ surprise-filled second season of Genealogy Roadshow.  On October 25, 2014, the show will be visiting Philadelphia to film at HSP, and we hope you can join us!

10/3/14
Ethnic history
Genealogy
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

HSP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Phase III of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). 

HCI-PSAR is a three-phase project to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of the numerous small, primarily volunteer-run archival and manuscript repositories in the Philadelphia area, including local historical societies, small museums, historic sites, and other institutions.

10/3/14
Community and Public Service
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

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