Over the course of 2010, you saw several of the society’s Civil War-related collections come to light through our Digital Center for Americana project. 2011 marks the beginning of a four-year event organized by the Civil War History Consortium (CWHC) to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a member of the CWHC, which serves as a meeting ground for organizations and researchers.
Yesterday, HSP received its historical marker! This commemorative blue and gold sign sits just a few yards up from the southwest corner of 13th and Locust streets. This year, HSP is celebrating our building's 100th anniversary. You can learn more about the history of our building in our online exhibit and past blog post; and be sure to check out Fondly, Pennsylvania
Along with a few other collections, we recently listed our collection of records from the Women's Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WPSPCA) among our Adopt-A-Collections that you can check out in our new shop! There you can find out more information or you can read one of our previous posts about this program. In a nutshell, by ado