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Format: 2014-12-19
Format: 2014-12-19
Format: 2014-12-19

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

Visitors Can See a Copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, Diaries of Civil War Soldiers, and Confederate Currency

3/23/11

March 15, 2011 LOGO Richardson Dilworth was a charismatic politician, lawyer, and reformer who served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1956 to 1962. His life and legacy will be the subject of an exhibit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from March 15 through July 15.

3/10/11

Year-long series of events and essays explores the slogans that define the city

Phrases such as “City of Brotherly Love” and “Workshop of the World” have helped to make Philadelphia famous. But where did these slogans come from, and what do they mean for Philadelphians today?

3/9/11

Bruce K. Fenton of Pepper Hamilton LLP assumed the post November 15

Bruce Fenton LOGOThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has appointed Bruce K. Fenton as chair of the Board of Councilors. Fenton officially assumed the post on November 15, 2010. He is the first Jewish chairman in the Historical Society’s 187-year history.

2/14/11