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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: 2016-05-03
Format: 2016-05-03
Format: 2016-05-03

The Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. Page Talbott as interim president of the Society effective April 1, following the departure of President and CEO Kim Sajet.


For a weekend in April, the library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be transformed through the imagination of performance artist Sebastienne Mundheim.


Teachers can win cash prizes and a scholarship to attend a summer institute in Philadelphia by entering the Teaching Thrift Curriculum Development Contest.


Kim Sajet, currently president and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), has been appointed director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, effective April 1.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jon Meacham with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at The Ritz Carlton.


In February, HSP will continue its series of genealogy workshops with two new programs. These workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and begin at 6 p.m. They are open to the public and cost $15 each but are FREE for members. So if you're not already a member of HSP consider joining today.


Join us for a keynote lecture and lunch, featuring Dr. Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. National Thrift Week is a public education campaign from January 17–23 that seeks to bring together educators and a broad coalition of citizen leaders who share an appreciation of thrift as the wise use of resources and a conviction that thrift is the friend of sustainable prosperity, broad economic opportunity, beautiful neighborhoods, and a healthy planet.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the planning phase of a digital history project about the Underground Railroad. The project will tell this extraordinary story through the personal accounts of the enslaved men and women who passed through Philadelphia between 1852 and 1857. The project will digitally link the manuscript journal and published book of William Still, known as the “Father of the Underground Railroad.”


For a limited time, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a discount on archival prints, perfect for the history lovers on your shopping list. Whether you are looking for views of old Philadelphia, stunning photographs, colorful watercolors, or historic maps, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a wide range of unique items from its collection to choose from.


As part of a multiyear project begun in 2012, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is conserving the records of the Bank of North America - our nation’s first bank. This preservation project is supported by a grant from Wells Fargo, which traces its lineage back to that venerable institution.