HSP presents an in-depth, 4-day class series on researching family in the British Isles. Through these expert-taught classes, you’ll learn how to conduct genealogical research in Scotland, Ireland and England. Classes in using DNA to conduct research are also a part of the curriculum.
Learn how and where research on British family can be conducted, and what information can be discovered!
July 30 – August 3, 2018
HSP presents a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. A complete “How to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story!
HSP is pleased to announce the kickoff of Project AAC. Every month, a newly-donated collection will be selected. The preservation and cataloging for that collection will be entirely crowdfunded. Our Adopt-a-Collection program has helped preserve hundreds of manuscripts and other important historical documents – and now it’s easier than ever to support HSP’s great work!
HSP is pleased to announce that the October issue of its scholarly journal, the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography has been published. Focusing on the history of education in Pennsylvania, it is FREE to read online through the end of 2017.
Editorial | Christina Larocco
Review Essay: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the Historiography of Urban Public Education in Pennsylvania | William W. Cutler III
HSP is pleased to announce a new document display, running until November 10th, 2017. With this free display, we’re partnering with Tyler School of Art to create a dynamic display that marries art and historical documents.
The latest issue of Legacies explores the history of the presentation and treatment of disability and disabled persons in Pennsylvania. The issue is FREE to read online through the end of 2017!
Note from the Editor: Abling and Disabling in Pennsylvania History | Rachel Moloshok
"Confined to Crutches": James Logan and the Material Culture of Disability in Early America | Nicole Belolan
Join us for an exciting panel discussion on the art of political cartooning!
Political cartoons have played a vibrant role facilitating public dialogue throughout American history. From Benjamin Franklin’s “Join, or Die” snake to the widely syndicated Brother Jonathan character, cartoonists have used caricature and symbolism to capture the political and social climate they inhabited. This election night, join a panel discussion at HSP to learn more about this vivid history while checking out cartoons pulled from the HSP archives.
HSP is pleased to present its new document display, Wake Up: Black Theatre. Curated by Tauheed J. Alim with funding from the Arts Intern program at the Studio Institute, it uses HSP’s collection of theatre documents and ephemera to trace the history of Black-led theatre in the United States from the 19th century through the late 20th century.