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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

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is nearing the conclusion of Historic Images, New Technologies (HINT), a two-year project to enhance the description and discovery of its graphic materials and promote the linking and sharing of content among institutions and scho

Fri, 2015-08-21 15:23

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce its new status as a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. 

Wed, 2015-08-19 17:29

Every year, millions of people around the world comb through books, scour newspapers, and thumb through manuscripts searching for information about their family’s history.

Tue, 2015-08-18 17:32

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce two enhanced tools designed to support online research and exploration of our collections.

Thu, 2015-08-13 12:18

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