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PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP's newest document display explores historical cookbooks from the collections. From the 18th century manuscript recipes of colonial chefs to the published volumes of restaurateurs in the 20th century, HSP’s newest document display serves up history hot and fresh this summer.

Tue, 2015-08-04 13:23

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  This fall, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F.

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:44

Independence Hall stands as one of our nation's most recognizable landmarks. In popular memory, the former Pennsylvania state house is intricately woven into the early fabric of our country and our city. As a symbol of justice, equality, and freedom, only the national flag is more familiar to Americans.

Wed, 2015-06-24 12:44

This month at the 2015 National Genealogical Society's Family History Conference, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) announced that it has named the Greater Philadelphia APG Chapter the winner of the 2015 Golden Chapter Award.

Tue, 2015-06-16 17:11

"Where should a researcher go to find photographs of the world’s first solarpower plant, built in Egypt in the 1910s by a Philadelphia-based inventor? Or the scrapbooks of renowned actress, singer, and special representative to the United Nations Pearl Bailey?

Wed, 2015-05-27 14:09



“Without our demonstrations starting in ’65, Stonewall would not have happened.”


Fri, 2015-05-22 12:48

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