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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31

Now you can own a piece of history. Digital reproductions of items from the Historical Society’s collection are available for sale as high-quality archival prints, perfect for the history lovers on your holiday list.

11/5/12

History Affiliates is pleased to announce the keynote speaker at this year's History in Philadelphia (HIP) Awards will be the First Lady of Pennsylvania, Susan Manbeck Corbett. With her background in museum work and abiding love of Pennsylvania history and culture, Ms.

8/21/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently launched a new online research guide to improve access to and visibility of its 20th-century collections. HSP is a treasure trove for 20th-century research material, especially regarding the Philadelphia region's political, cultural, social, and economic history. The Albert M. Greenfield Center for 20th-Century History promotes the study of this history, enabling us to learn from the past and make educated decisions as we move further into the 21st century.

7/17/12

Nominations are now being accepted for the first annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which will be presented at the History Affiliates Luncheon on October 19, 2012. Nomination forms are available at www.hsp.org/hipawards.

7/3/12

PhilaPlace now has a mobile version that is accessible on your smart phone. Visit philaplace.org from your iPhone or other smart phone or tablet, and the mobile version will appear. This application, created by Night Kitchen Interactive, is designed to be viewed on a smaller screen and will automatically find places on PhilaPlace around your geographical location.

6/27/12

Several of the country’s most significant documents will get new life and increased visibility thanks to a joint effort between the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Bank of America.

Titled “Preserving American Freedom,” the project will transcribe and annotate historic documents, including a handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution, to allow for more sophisticated searching and analysis.

6/25/12

June 18 marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, a three-year battle between the United States and Great Britain. On this anniversary, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will host a free, one-day display of documents that present the story of the war as told by the soldiers, politicians, and citizens on the homefront.

5/29/12
19th century
Military conflict
War of 1812

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce that more than 6,100 collection level records are now available online through discover.hsp.org. Many of these records were previously unavailable online making this a valuable addition for researchers.

4/5/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently acquired two new collections, including diaries from Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey dating from 1828-1836 and more than 300 letters from Carey’s son, Henry Charles Carey. These two collections are an invaluable resource for scholars and shed new light on Mathew Carey, an Irish immigrant who founded and operated America’s most successful publishing house.

3/26/12

Photographs can tell a lot of stories, if you know how to read them. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) invites the public to attend a free event April 11, to learn the art of “reading” photographs. The Historical Society’s Photograph Specialist D’Arcy White will discuss how to study photographs and dig deeper than their first impression.

3/15/12