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

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

Philadelphia, PA — The Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) are pleased to announced that Dr. Page Talbott has been appointed President of the Society, effective February 10, 2014. With more than 40 years of experience as a consultant to museums, libraries, historic sites, and non-profits, Dr. Talbott was the clear choice for the position. She brings with her a deep understanding of and commitment to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, having been a longtime member of HSP’s Board of Councilors and interim president and CEO since April 2013.

2/11/14

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

Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.

1/7/14

On November 19, 1863—150 years ago—President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg. His speech, ten sentences in length, is considered one of the greatest pieces of oratory in American history.

11/14/13
Civil War

“Don” your best Mad Men attire for a night of classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music! Get a firsthand look at mid-century documents from the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), and immerse yourself in the glamorous world of commercial consumerism.

10/29/13

On Wednesday, October 16, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will unveil its redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults—the result of a $5.7 million renovation project.

9/24/13

The history of American liberty is a collage of individual struggles—for independence from England, for the abolition of slavery, for a woman’s right to vote.

Fifty documents showing the evolution of American freedom have been restored and digitized by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) thanks to support from Bank of America.

9/11/13

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor presidential historian Michael Beschloss with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at The Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia.

9/9/13