UPDATED AS OF 5/22/20:

We would like to provide an update to HSP’s response to the COVID-19 situation.  

Due to an abundance of caution for our patrons, visitors, and staff, as of March 13 the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be closed through at least July 6. This includes all research services and programming. Please note that this is a tentative date and subject to change. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and state and local officials. 

While the building is closed, all of our online services will remain available including: (hyperlinks below) 

Discover Online Catalog

Digital Library

Encounters (Friends of HSP - Be sure you are logged in!)

Digital History Projects

We sincerely regret the disruption to the library and any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay tuned to our website for further updates, and contact enews@hsp.org with any questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank You.



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