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Philadelphia, PA– The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Phase III of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small...

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Format: 2015-08-30
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“Without our demonstrations starting in ’65, Stonewall would not have happened.”

 

5/22/15
20th century
Civil Rights
Philadelphia
Politics
Women

PHILADELPHIA, PA – “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” quipped William Faulkner. Regardless of what it is not, the exploration of history and genealogy is certainly one thing: increasingly digital.

As part of its commitment to inspiring a better future through historical understanding, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce several new online tools
designed to support remote users and HSP members connecting online to the library and archive.

Discover:

2/11/15

For many, history is personal. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, learn new ways to discover and celebrate your family history with a two-day conference on March 6 and 7. Hosted by HSP, one of the largest family history centers in the country with genealogical material from every state east of the Mississippi River, Family History Days will help take your genealogy research further than ever before.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

2/3/15
Ethnic history
Genealogy
Philadelphia

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?

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), one of the largest special collection libraries in the country, has the answer: Here.

2/1/15

 

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
Film Screenings and Programs at Philadelphia Cultural Institutions

Philadelphia, PA – 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.

1/20/15
20th century
Abolition
African American
Civil Rights
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Politics
Slavery

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has begun a long-term partnership with Wells Fargo & Company to create a comprehensive and unique center for historical education and discovery.

As one of the nation’s most significant archival collections, spanning the 17th to 21st centuries, HSP values the shared documentary heritage encapsulating our collective history by preserving and making these materials accessible to everyone.

11/1/14

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW ARRIVES IN PHILADELPHIA
OCTOBER 25-26

Season Two Filming of the PBS Series Takes Place at Free-to-the-Public Event

10/23/14
Ethnic history
Genealogy
Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA– The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Phase III of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR).  HCI-PSAR is a three-phase project to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of the numerous small, primarily volunteer-run archival and manuscript repositories in the Philadelphia area, including local historical societies, small museums, historic sites, and other institutions.

10/3/14
Community and Public Service
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one of the largest and most comprehensive genealogical centers in the nation, and FamilySearch, a nonprofit premier family history and records preservation organization, announced a joint initiative to digitally preserve select collections of the historical society’s vast holdings, starting with compiled family histories online. The project is now underway, and the digitized documents will be freely accesible at FamilySearch.org. 

9/30/14
Genealogy
Philadelphia

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania with its area partners announce teacher institutes for the summer of 2015.


 

8/29/14