The Historical Society of Pennsylvania welcomes members of the media to write about our collections, visit our library, and attend our events. Please see our recent press releases listed below.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, contact HSP's Communications Manager Vincent Fraley at or 215-732-6200 ext. 233.

Our communications team is our primary point of contact for members of the media. We can connect you with experts and information on a variety of histroy and heritage related issues. All press inquiries should be directed to Vincent Fraley, our Communications Manager, at or call 215 732 6200 ext. 233.

To help expedite your request, please include your name and affiliation, story topic and deadline, a telephone number where you may be reached, and any other details pertinent to the request. We know that reporters often face tight deadlines, and we will respond as quickly as possible. To be added to our press list, please send your name, affiliation, beat, and contact information to We look forward to working with you.



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

Press Releases



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


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.


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 


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



The final weeks of Blue Star Museums 2014 are upon us! HSP is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.