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John Fryer Historic Marker Dedication

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. John Fryer. The riveting testimony of John E. Fryer, M.D., led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In honor of the dedication of this historic marker, HSP will have original documents on display from the Fryer collection for one day only.

The marker will be dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1 - 1:30 p.m. Dedication will take place on 13th and Locust Streets, diagonal from HSP.

Fall 2017 Programs and Events

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season of programs.  From September through November, HSP will host lectures, panels and other programs that showcase the range and depth of the HSP collection.

Including workshops that teach participants vital genealogical research skills, as well as informational seminars on topics ranging from Quaker abolitionist Warner Mifflin to the role of a Philadelphia institution in the disability rights movement, the fall 2017 suite of activities embodies the credo of HSP: Make History Yours.

 

Connect with HSP

Did you know that there are now more ways than ever to connect with your history online?

HSP has multiple social media accounts that update regularly – follow us, friend us, and join in the conversation!

Our Facebook page posts links to new blog posts, articles about HSP, interesting things in the collection, and anything else that catches our eye!

Sports of All Sorts!

HSP is pleased to announce a brand-new document display for summer: Sports of All Sorts. Take a break from the summer heat (or mild weather) and head to HSP to see what’s on display!

The materials on display covers a range of sports, from cricket (yes, cricket is played in America too!) to baseball, from rowing to cycling.

New Document Display Explores PHL's Immigrant Communities

PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP is pleased to announce its latest free document display, A Place Called Home: Immigrant Communities from the Ground Up, is now available for viewing. 

“Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” The essence of the American dream is rooted in the tales of immigrants. Their stories of overcoming  adversity are profound examples of the American dream: freedom and equal opportunity for all who pursue a better life for themselves and their families.

HSP Collaborates with the James Monroe Museum and the Papers of James Monroe to Host New Exhibit

In collaboration with the James Monroe Museum and The Papers of James Monroe, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe's 1817 Tour of the Northern States, a traveling exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of an historic presidential tour. The exhibit will be on view at HSP June 19 through July 14. 

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