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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

Tuesday, 7/24/18 12:30 pm
From family photographs to soldiers' vivid accounts of life on the battlefield, see samples of the kinds of records used by family historians in their research: published family history books, immigration records, church records, and military records.

Monday, 8/13/18 9:00 am
August 13 - August 16, 2018. HSP presents an in-depth, 4-day class series on researching family in the British Isles. Through these expert-taught classes, you’ll learn how to conduct genealogical research in Scotland, Ireland and England. Classes in using DNA to conduct research are also a part of the curriculum.

Saturday, 9/8/18 10:00 am
Special Event

Fun for the whole family! See a historical play on President Lincoln, listen to a storyteller, try out some history-themed activities and art projects, learn how professionals preserve documents, and try your hand at researching your family tree.

Wednesday, 9/19/18 1:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Wednesdays, September 19 – November 14, 2018. Foundations of Genealogy II is designed for researchers seeking to further develop and strengthen their genealogy skills. The 8-week class is the follow-up to Foundations of Genealogy I, held separately.

Saturday, 9/29/18 8:00 am
Friends of HSP (researcher level and above) can enjoy breakfast with fellow history fans, take advantage of one-on-one service with our staff and genealogy experts, and tour HSP’s active processing, conservation, and digital labs.

Wednesday, 10/3/18 5:30 pm
Teacher Workshop

Civil rights, elections, protest, and police actions: How do we help our students understand how the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement still affect us America today?


Special Pricing until June 15!

Thursday, 10/11/18 1:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop

Thursdays, October 11 - November 15, 2018. This 10-hour program is designed to explore the wealth of information which may be available for ancestors who served in a military capacity. Find out where to locate resources like Revolutionary War militia records, complied military service records, veterans’ compensation records, and discover tools to dig into and understand the information inside.

Thursday, 10/11/18 6:00 pm
Special Event

The Young Friends’ first fundraiser of the 2018-19 season will celebrate our beloved city’s deeply rooted theater traditions with historical documents, cocktails, and fare.

Monday, 10/29/18 4:00 pm
Teacher Workshop

Explore resources for integrating the award-winning project-based curriculum National History Day into 6th to 12th grade classrooms.


Saturday, 11/3/18 10:00 am
Teacher Workshop

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania are combining forces to explore the use of art and archival material as primary sources in the classroom.


Thursday, 11/15/18 6:00 pm
Special Event

One in seven Americans ate fast food today. Did you? In anticipation of National Fast Food Day (celebrated on November 16), food historian Andrew F. Smith will dive into the history of this $110-billion-dollar industry in America.

Saturday, 12/1/18 9:30 am
Teacher Workshop

50 years after 1968, we are still living in its shadow. At this workshop with History Making Productions, educators will discover new film and primary source resources to teach about Vietnam War, the Cold War, civil rights, and youth culture


Saturday, 12/8/18 8:00 am
Special Event

Friends of HSP (researcher level and above) can enjoy breakfast with fellow history fans, take advantage of one-on-one service with our staff and genealogy experts, and tour HSP’s active processing, conservation, and digital labs.