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Format: 2015-01-30
Format: 2015-01-30
Format: 2015-01-30

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.


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?


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.


Honorees include Susan Eisenhower and Howard H. Lewis


One guest will win a genealogy package and airfare to trace their own family tree

ATTENTION: This event was rescheduled. The new date is Monday, June 20. To register, click here.


January 27, 2011 HALFFive artists recently examined an archival collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and interpreted that collection through music.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Councilors. Lori Cohen, Senator Larry Farnese, Shanta Ghosh, Councilman Bill Green, and John Pickering were appointed at the Society’s annual general meeting November 15.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) announced this week the appointment of Beth Twiss Houting as the new Senior Director of Programs and Services, responsible for all on-site, online, and outreach education, interpretation, and history and heritage programs of the organization. She will begin December 1, 2010.


This year the Historical Society of Pennsylvania celebrates the 100th anniversary of its stately red brick building at the corner of 13th and Locust Streets. Thousands of people pass by this building every day, but few know the fascinating story behind this historic structure—one of the first fireproof libraries in the United States.


Auction will raise funds for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania