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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year.

Fri, 2015-10-09 14:39

A library can be a bewildering place. For many middle and high school students, libraries are a labyrinth of stacks, databases, and jargon. Those with homework or projects requiring research often ask: Where do I start?

Tue, 2015-09-22 14:18

To mark the World Meeting of Families and papal visit, HSP is making freely available the newest issue of its illustrated history magazine, Pennsylvania Legacies.

Fri, 2015-09-18 12:03

As part of the city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminder Demonstrations for gay rights, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the William Way LGBT Center are collaborating on Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania, an LGBT health history conference on October 18th & 1

Wed, 2015-09-16 12:35

In support of this year's National History Day (NHD) theme of "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History," HSP's Alicia Parks and Sarah Duda take a look at five individuals and stories from our collections - including a captive of the Barbary pirates, Arctic explorers, suffragettes,

Wed, 2015-09-16 10:33

With the nation’s attention focused on Philadelphia this September for the convening of the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit, HSP explores the history of Pennsylvania’s Catholics in the fall 2015 issue of Pennsylvania Legacies.

Fri, 2015-09-11 11:29

Students in grades 6-12 can get assistance with their research after school beginning on Tuesday, September 29.  The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has volunteers to mentor students on Tuesdays,Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays 2:30-7:00 p.m.

Wed, 2015-09-09 10:49

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce today’s launch of Politics in Graphic Detail: Exploring History through Political Cartoons, an exciting and innovative digital history exhibit featuring more th

Tue, 2015-09-01 13:39

Behind no less than five sets of locks – both electronic and analog, including a 19th century bank vault door – rest some of the most treasured items in HSP’s collecti

Thu, 2015-08-27 14:14

As students and educators prepare to return for the 2015-16 school year, HSP is proud to announce a new online education portal.

Fri, 2015-08-21 16:12

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