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Format: 2014-09-15
Format: 2014-09-15
Format: 2014-09-15

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has partnered with Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, to make our collection more accessible to researchers. As part of this partnership, Ancestry.com has digitized more than 7.5 million Pennsylvania vital records from HSP’s collection, including church, cemetery, and undertaker records from every county in the state from 1708 through 1985.

1/26/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor Pulitzer-Prize winning author and historian David McCullough with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

1/17/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support 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 throughout Pennsylvania, including small historical societies, museums, historic sites, and other institutions.

12/14/11

Students grades 6 to 12 may now research for free at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. They simply need to show their student ID to get this benefit. We are open after school – until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

10/22/11

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) invites you to a baseball scavenger hunt on Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. It’s this season’s best double header! The event, presented by the Young Friends of HSP, will showcase some of the Society’s finest baseball documents, including turn-of-the-century baseball cards, old photos from Shibe Park, score cards from the Pythian Base Ball Club, 19th-century sporting goods catalogs, and much more. Guests who compete in this document-based scavenger hunt will have the chance to win fantastic prizes.

9/1/11

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will host a free, one-day exhibit on August 3 to display many artifacts and documents related to George Washington’s personal life, military career, presidency, and legacy.

7/22/11

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is now on the radio—with a biweekly broadcast on WHYY-FM that looks at current events through the lens of history. The segment is called That’s History and features Jonathan Zimmerman, an historian at HSP.

6/15/11

More than 18,000 images of items in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collection are now searchable online through HSP’s recently launched “Digital Library”—and the image collection is expected to more than double in the next year.

6/8/11

More than 18,000 images of items in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collection are now searchable online through HSP’s recently launched “Digital Library”—and the image collection is expected to more than double in the next year.

6/7/11

Experience South Philadelphia and the Northern Liberties in a new way—through the stories and memories of the immigrants, mill workers, merchants, and others who once called these neighborhoods home. On Saturday, May 21, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host a walking tour of South Philadelphia, followed by a tour of the Northern Liberties. Sign up for one—or both—of these fascinating trips exploring the past, present, and a bit of the future of these neighborhoods.

5/6/11