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Format: 2015-08-30
Format: 2015-08-30
Format: 2015-08-30

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce two enhanced tools designed to support online research and exploration of our collections.

Discover

Discover, HSP’s online catalog, contains records describing printed materials, archival collections, and digital records associated with our collections. It is a researcher’s first port of call for discovery of HSP’s 21 million items. New functionality, enhancements, and data updates in this version make finding the information you’re looking for easier than ever before.

8/13/15

PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP's newest document display explores historical cookbooks from the collections. From the 18th century manuscript recipes of colonial chefs to the published volumes of restaurateurs in the 20th century, HSP’s newest document display serves up history hot and fresh this summer. Strange ingredients, stranger recipes, and 200 year-old crumbs and kettle burns: Historic Cookbooks at HSP has something for every palette.

8/4/15

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  This fall, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will host Foundations of Genealogy: Getting Started and Doing it Right the First Time, an 8-week course for family historians and genealogists seeking to become more effective and efficient researchers.

8/3/15
Genealogy

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB), HSP's quarterly scholarly magazine published since 1877, is one of the country's most prestigious state historical journals. The position of PMHB Editor has recently become available, and HSP is now accepting applications. Further information, including how to apply, may be found here

6/24/15

Independence Hall stands as one of our nation's most recognizable landmarks. In popular memory, the former Pennsylvania state house is intricately woven into the early fabric of our country and our city. As a symbol of justice, equality, and freedom, only the national flag is more familiar to Americans.

6/24/15
Architecture
Philadelphia
Politics
Women

This month at the 2015 National Genealogical Society's Family History Conference, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) announced that it has named the Greater Philadelphia APG Chapter the winner of the 2015 Golden Chapter Award.

6/16/15

"Where should a researcher go to find photographs of the world’s first solarpower plant, built in Egypt in the 1910s by a Philadelphia-based inventor? Or the scrapbooks of renowned actress, singer, and special representative to the United Nations Pearl Bailey?
Or the records of the oldest continuously existing troop in the US National Guard? These important collections are not held at well-known, professionally run archival institutions, but at small repositories without professional archivists on staff."

5/27/15
Community and Public Service
Ethnic history
Genealogy
Philadelphia

 

 

“Without our demonstrations starting in ’65, Stonewall would not have happened.”

 

5/22/15
20th century
Civil Rights
Philadelphia
Politics
Women

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Lee Arnold spoke with Frances Rivera of MSNBC Live on May 14, 2015, about a deadly train crash in Philadelphia nearly 72 years ago. Known as the Congressional Limited Wreck, the 1943 incident occurred eerily close to the site of the May 12, 2015, fatal derailment of Amtrak Train 188. Please click here to view the feature.

 

5/14/15
20th century
Industry
Philadelphia
Politics
Science and Medicine

This Wednesday, April 15, HSP will host a discussion about the life and legacy of Richardson Dilworth with journalist Peter Binzeno and Deborah Dilworth Bishop, Dilworth's daughter. 

4/13/15
20th century
Community and Public Service
Economics
Education
Government and civics
Philadelphia
Politics