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Format: 2014-08-29
Format: 2014-08-29
Format: 2014-08-29

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

Project funded by a grant from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation

4/27/11

Book contains hundreds of recipes from Cherry Bread to Broiled Oysters

Ever wonder what the typical meal was like back in Civil War-era Philadelphia? Now you can find out and try your hand at cooking dishes like Cherry Bread and Broiled Chops. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently published a facsimile of a cookbook written by Philadelphia resident Ellen M. Emlen.

4/19/11