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PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Endowment for the Humanities today announced that it has awarded the Historical Society of Pennsylvania a planning grant of $39,500 to identify material documenting the early struggle for women’s rights in the collections of members of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and t

Wed, 2016-03-23 00:00

On April 27, join HSP and author Cokie Roberts to discuss her new book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, as she explores the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into, and through, the Civil War.

Mon, 2016-03-21 17:11

This spring, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F.

Mon, 2016-03-21 17:02

Beginning in 2015, HSP’s Digital Services staff have created several new databases for genealogists and family historians, making previously-inaccessible information available online for researchers.

Mon, 2016-03-21 16:57

In the 1970s, Temple University professor of psychiatry John Fryer urged doctors not to treat gays and lesbians as “sick.” This was not only the opinion of many Americans towards homosexuality, but the official viewpoint of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which deemed homosexuality a mental illness, “curable” through lobotomy and el

Tue, 2016-03-15 00:00

Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher, find your story at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) with Family History Days

Mon, 2016-03-14 14:45






Tue, 2016-03-01 12:28

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's (HSP) 2014-15 Annual Report is now available online. In this booklet, learn about HSP's collaborations, initiatives, happenings, and more over the past fiscal year. 

Thu, 2016-02-25 14:07

This Thursday, February 25, HSP transforms from a shushed library into a raucous dance hall. Dip, twist, and twirl as the sounds of Jazz Age America fill HSP's halls with tunes from the Philadelphia-based band Bitters & Rye.

Wed, 2016-02-24 10:45

"Get loud" is perhaps the advice least expected to leave a librarian's lips.

Tue, 2016-02-23 16:32