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Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22

Raymond Frohlich comes to HSP from New York University

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently hired Raymond Frohlich as Director of Information Technology, a newly created position that will help HSP improve and enhance its use of technology. Frohlich has a masters degree from New York University and most recently worked as the Systems Manager for the Division of Libraries at New York University.



Honorees include Cokie Roberts, Marciarose Shestack, Jerome Shestack, and Henry Lafayette Collins III

Philadelphia, PA— The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will honor four extraordinary individuals at its prestigious Founder’s Award dinner on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Called “A 1910 Celebration” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Society’s building, the event will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania sold a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to an anonymous buyer March 23. This document was one of two in the Historical Society’s collection. The sale price set a record for this type of document.

The proceeds from the sale will be placed in a board-restricted fund, which will be used for the care and conservation of the Historical Society’s collection, as per the guidelines of the American Association for State and Local History.


HSP will celebrate with an exhibit, behind-the-scenes tours, and festive party

This April, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will celebrate 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.


PhilaPlace—an interactive Web site that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods—announces an exciting new mapping feature to be unveiled March 26, 2010. On the PhilaPlace “Map” page at PhilaPlace.org, visitors can click on the new “Streets” tab and view enhanced historical maps that reveal in-depth patterns of change over time for specific blocks in South Philadelphia and Northern Liberties neighborhoods.


The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia will host a series of roundtable discussions this spring—with topics ranging from women leaders to African American attorneys. The roundtables are designed to promote a greater understanding of the Philadelphia region’s recent history and help shape the content of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.



Capturing Philadelphia History and Culture “Beyond the Bell”


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), one of the nation’s oldest historical societies, announced today the appointment of Kim Sajet to the position of President and CEO. Sajet comes to HSP from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and assumes her new role on April 2, 2007.


In July 2006 HSP received a grant from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, a subsidiary of the National Park Service, for the project, "From Slavery to Freedom: An Interactive Network to Learning."  This project will make rare and fragile collections available online for researchers, educators, and the public for the first time.  Accompanied by lesson plans, essays, background readings, and links to related historical sites, these digital resources will represent a crucial first step towards building a central interpretive resource for Philadelphia’s Afri