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.
Sex. Cards. Duels. Murder.
Philadelphia in the 1800s was the City of Brotherly Love and a haven of sin. Unlock the closets that hide our city's skeletons and discover this era was more arsenic than old lace. Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Young Friends for decadent bites, lush cocktails, and wicked entertainment at Victorian Vice.
Following the 2019 release of the Oscar-nominated biopic Harriet and the success of Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel The Underground Railroad, it is evident that the Underground Railroad continues to influence our nation’s history and culture. Yet, the realities of the Underground Railroad are often conflated with myth, folklore, and legend.
Learn more about the history of Lenape peoples in this region both historically and in contemporary times. Conversation will include discussion about the controversial federal recognition claim. Confirmed speakers thus far are Nanticoke-Lenape tribal historians, including Cara Blume, whose research was the foundation for federal recognition claims for the Delaware and New Jersey Lenape tribe, Curtis Zunigha from the Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Reverend John Norwood, first principal justice of the Tribal Supreme Court.