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HSP holds a variety of events throughout the year, including genealogy workshops, lectures and panel discussions, tours, and teacher workshops. Events are held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/19/18 1:00 pm
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to help take your family history research to the next level. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. 


Wednesday, 3/6/19 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Foundations of Genealogy I is perfect for beginning and experienced family historians alike. The 8-week course will train participants in effective research methods, how to understand different types of historical documents, and how to utilize online resources to uncover their family story.

Tuesday, 4/16/19 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

This course will guide you on the best practices for researching your Irish ancestors, from uncovering invaluable record sets to utilizing free resources online that bring you closer to your heritage.

Wednesday, 4/24/19 6:30 pm
Philadelphia has come a long way since horse-drawn carriages. Dive into the history of mass transit in Philadelphia from the 1800s to the present.

Friday, 5/3/19 6:30 pm
Special Event

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosts the annual Founder's Award on Friday, May 3. Join us as we honor historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed with the Founder's Award.

Wednesday, 5/8/19 6:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Wednesday, 5/29/19 6:00 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In collaboration with Warrior Writers we’re hosting an evening of reflection, discussion and art inspired by small-group discussions previously held at HSP. Participants in these groups discussed WWI, the Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terror through the themes of suffering, heroism, anti-war activism and homecoming. During this evening of reflection, facilitators, veterans, and family members will share their thoughts and we hope you will join us to engage in the journey of reintegration.

Wednesday, 6/12/19 6:00 pm
Special Event

Father Judge High School in Philadelphia suffered more fatalities in the Vietnam War than any other Catholic high school in America. Join us for a screening of a new, feature-length documentary film recounting the lives, military service, and deaths of the students who perished during the war and the lingering impact those losses still have on the community.


Wednesday, 6/19/19 6:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join in on a cross-cultural dialogue about immigrant experiences and discuss the economic and social drivers that lead people to migrate for work.

Monday, 7/29/19 8:30 am
Genealogy Workshop

Join us for a week-long genealogy course that provides a complete "how to" training on using HSP's archives to explore your family history. From learning about the types of records available to how to locate them, you'll walk away from Researching Family in Pennsylvania with a variety of important genealogical research skills.