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Saturday, 11/17/18
Special Event
Join us at for a celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant food culture, with vendors, activities, and lectures happening throughout the day!
Thursday, 11/15/18
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.

Thursday, 11/15/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Food is one of the strongest identifiers of place and home, and as such it can unite and separate us. This unique program will feature a panel discussion and cooking demonstration with culinary leaders in Philadelphia whose identities have informed their approach to cooking and food as vehicles for learning and community building. Join us at the Culinary Literacy Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia, share your own experiences, and enjoy tastings in the kitchen.

Wednesday, 11/14/18
Workshop

Historian Edward Lengel will reveal stories of the so-called Lost Battalion from World War I in this author talk and book signing.

Saturday, 11/3/18
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.

Monday, 10/29/18
Teacher Workshop

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

Thursday, 10/25/18
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Friends’ first fundraiser of the 2018-19 season will celebrate our beloved city’s deeply rooted theater traditions with historical documents, cocktails, and fare.
Wednesday, 10/24/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Not just for entertainment, music, movies, and even comic books often reflect and address real societal issues. Guest speakers will explore the political role of art during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century.
Tuesday, 10/16/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In this talk, Don James Brown of the University of Tulsa makes the case that A Marsh Island (1885), the little-known novel by the Maine-based writer Sarah Orne Jewett, should be considered the first novel in the genre.
Thursday, 10/11/18
Genealogy Workshop
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.
Wednesday, 10/10/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In the 1960s Philadelphia citizens took action to spur change, with consumer boycotts, pride groups, and street riots. How does this fiery period compare to today?
Thursday, 10/4/18
Special Event
Get insider knowledge (see what we did there?) about joining HSP's Young Friends Board, a group of young professionals with a passion for history, while enjoying free appetizers, a free sampling of hard ciders, and happy hour specials.

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