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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Lee Arnold spoke with Frances Rivera of MSNBC Live on May 14, 2015, about a deadly train crash in Philadelphia nearly 72 years ago. Known as the Congressional Limited Wreck, the 1943 incident occurred eerily close to the site of the May 12, 2015, fatal derailment of Amtrak Train 188.

Thu, 2015-05-14 00:00

This Wednesday, April 15, HSP will host a discussion about the life and legacy of Richardson Dilworth with journalist Peter Binzeno and Deborah Dilworth Bishop, Dilworth's daughter. 

Mon, 2015-04-13 16:23

Imagine a free virtual online library of rare historical books from all over the world to help you discover rich, unknown details about the lives of your ancestors. HSP is helping to make this dream a reality. Check out FamilySearch's news about 200,000th digitization milestone below:

Mon, 2015-04-13 14:21

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to make a more perfect union.

Mon, 2015-03-30 16:44

1865 was a pivotal year in American history.

Sat, 2015-03-28 17:05

On Wednesday, March 25, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania was honored to receive the 2015 Willing Hands Award for service in preserving the history of the women and girls of Philadelphia.

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:40

When we look back in time, we cannot know everything that happened in full detail. The historical record is rarely, if ever, complete.

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:48

1865 was a pivotal year in American history. With the end of the Civil War, Lincoln’s assassination, and the beginning of Reconstruction, politics were forever changed. On a more human scale, lives were changed, too.

Wed, 2015-03-18 00:00

In 1961, US Supreme Court decisions that overturned racial segregation in interstate travel were largely ignored in the South.

Sun, 2015-03-15 11:31

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