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