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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, 12/18/19 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, 2/26/20 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills in this hands-on, in-depth course. This series is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and local officials, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this program. Refunds will be issued to tickets already purchased. Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any further questions or concerns. Thank You.

Tuesday, 4/21/20 1:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop

According to the 2012 American Community Survey, 1 in 4 of Pennsylvanians self-reported German ancestry.  In the same study, nationally over 1 in every 10 people self-reported the same, many of whose families immigrated through the Commonwealth.  How do learn about your family history if you fall into one of these groups?  

Sunday, 6/21/20 9:00 am
Teacher Institute

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a one-week NEH Summer Institute, Becoming U.S.:  The immigrant Experience through Primary Sources.  Thirty educators will be introduced to archival research and provided strategies for using primary source materials to build lesson plans within their social studies and civics education curriculum around the theme of immigration.

Sunday, 7/26/20 9:00 am
Teacher Institute

Deadline extended to March 8

Especially for Pennsylvania teachers, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a one-week summer Institute entitled 

Monday, 8/3/20 8:30 am
HSP presents a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. This is a complete “how to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story!