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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Central Fair with a special document display exploring Philadelphia's patriotic philanthropy. 

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Format: 2014-08-22
Format: 2014-08-22
Format: 2014-08-22

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 II of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). The goal of the HCI-PSAR project is to make better known and more accessible the often hidden archival collections held by the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the Philadelphia area.

10/2/12

Bartram’s Garden, the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Concord Township Historical Society, and the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden are among the honorees for the first annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards. The awards will be presented at the History Affiliates Luncheon on October 19, 2012.

9/4/12

History Affiliates is pleased to announce the keynote speaker at this year's History in Philadelphia (HIP) Awards will be the First Lady of Pennsylvania, Susan Manbeck Corbett. With her background in museum work and abiding love of Pennsylvania history and culture, Ms.

8/21/12

Nominations are now being accepted for the first annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which will be presented at the History Affiliates Luncheon on October 19, 2012. Nomination forms are available at www.hsp.org/hipawards.

7/3/12

Several of the country’s most significant documents will get new life and increased visibility thanks to a joint effort between the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Bank of America.

Titled “Preserving American Freedom,” the project will transcribe and annotate historic documents, including a handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution, to allow for more sophisticated searching and analysis.

6/25/12

June 18 marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, a three-year battle between the United States and Great Britain. On this anniversary, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will host a free, one-day display of documents that present the story of the war as told by the soldiers, politicians, and citizens on the homefront.

5/29/12
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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will offer teacher institutes this year, all for Act 48 or graduate credit. The institutes cover topics including Emancipation, the City of Philadelphia, and Thrift.

4/3/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently acquired two new collections, including diaries from Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey dating from 1828-1836 and more than 300 letters from Carey’s son, Henry Charles Carey. These two collections are an invaluable resource for scholars and shed new light on Mathew Carey, an Irish immigrant who founded and operated America’s most successful publishing house.

3/26/12

Photographs can tell a lot of stories, if you know how to read them. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) invites the public to attend a free event April 11, to learn the art of “reading” photographs. The Historical Society’s Photograph Specialist D’Arcy White will discuss how to study photographs and dig deeper than their first impression.

3/15/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has opened an exhibit titled Fiber Points: Textile and Handcraft Heritage, which runs from now until June 15. This exhibit details the history of textile manufacturing in the Philadelphia area and features examples of ethnic heritage and handcrafts as well as handcrafts from wartime, with patterns dating from the Civil War to World War I.

3/7/12