Founder's Award 2019

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Founder's Award 2019

Friday, 5/3/19
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania celebrates the 2019 Founder’s Award gala on Friday, May 3. Join us as we honor historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed with the Founder’s Award.

This festive evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. The evening’s proceeds will support the preservation of HSP's collections. Business attire.

6 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

10 p.m. Gala Concludes




Questions? Contact Sarah Ruesch at 215-982-2438 or Unable to join us at the gala? Support HSP with a gift instead.

About our honored guests


Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and formerly the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2010-2016) and the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Queen's College, University of Oxford (2014-2015). She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009), a subject she had previously written about in Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (University Press of Virginia, 1997). She is also the author of Andrew Johnson (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010). Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016). Her honors include a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization for Women in New York City. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.