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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.

Thursday, 2/27/20 6:30 pm
Lecture/Panel Discussion

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.

Tuesday, 3/31/20 10:00 am
Genealogy Workshop

In cooperation with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Horner Memorial Library will be offering a one-day introductory workshop to German script on Tuesday, March 31, from 10am to 4:15pm.  Your instructors will be Dr Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough from the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem PA.  Experts who offer a two-week summer course at the Moravian Archives every year (, they will present a glimpse into the intricacies of this handwriting style, and show yo

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!