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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, HSP has partnered with area institutions to host four film discussion events based on

Mon, 2015-03-09 15:15

In the 1800s, Philadelphia was home to a vibrant African American community that stood at the center of antislavery and civil rights activism, before and after the Civil War.

Sat, 2015-02-21 16:36

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, HSP has partnered with area institutions to host events based on 

Fri, 2015-02-20 16:04

For those who may have missed its 2/17 premier, the full Genealogy Roadshow: Historical Society of Pennsylvania episode is now available for streaming.

Please click the image below to watch the full episode. And keep your eyes peeled for HSP staff (hint: look for the cobalt collared shirts)!

Thu, 2015-02-19 15:23
Sat, 2015-02-14 20:21

Hold These Truths tells a story, buried by history, of one American’s attempt to reconcile his love for a country that labeled him a second class citizen.

Sat, 2015-02-14 20:07

In the mid-19th century, a young man from outside Philadelphia set out for the American West, seeking to recover from illness, perhaps to find his fortune. Little did he know that a simple hat - made with his hands, using the skills he learned in his family trade and the ingenuity of necessity - would become an American icon of 150 years. 

Tue, 2015-02-10 14:31

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

Sun, 2015-02-01 16:52

HSP's Digital Library is currently inaccessible to the public due to an off-site server issue. We are working to restore the public interface to our digital resources. HSP's digital history projects, shop, and other online features may also be affected.

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:28

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and the abolition of slavery, local cultural institutions will host screenings of clips from Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:33