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Wednesday, 12/4/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Join in on a cross-cultural dialogue about immigrant experiences and discuss the economic and social drivers that lead people to migrate.
Wednesday, 11/13/19
Special Event

Love history? Then join the Young Friends Board of the HSP at Love City Brewing. Grab a free drink and bar snacks, and learn about who we are and how we preserve the priceless collections of the Historical Society. And, prospective members can enter our raffle for a last-minute getaway: two Southwest Airline tickets, usable through 2019.

If you enjoy history and want to get involved in an active nonprofit, we'd love to meet you! 

Wednesday, 11/13/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Pennsylvania has long been a center of prison reform movements, yet today it stands out as a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. In conjunction with the October issue of PMHB, join a group of scholars for a conversation about how imprisonment has changed in the state, as well as how it connects to today’s crisis of mass incarceration. Teachers, activists, and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, 11/5/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Explore the early years of American furniture-making and artisan craftwork with historian and author Jay Robert Stiefel.
Tuesday, 10/22/19
Genealogy Workshop
In this hands-on workshop we will explore the major genealogy websites—Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, FindMyPast, and more—to ensure you understand and are utilizing all the software applications these genealogy resources offer.
Monday, 10/21/19
Teacher Workshop

Learn about how to integrate National History Day into your classroom and hear the details of this year’s theme: Breaking Barriers in History. Meet representatives from many of the libraries and museums who will be available to assist your students throughout the school year.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, 10/9/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In collaboration with Global Philadelphia, we’re reflecting on the city’s medical heritage with a talk featuring public historians and public health specialists, including Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.
Wednesday, 10/2/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Explore immigration from a public health perspective through the stories of three local panelists.
Saturday, 9/28/19
Teacher Workshop
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop using primary sources to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.
Wednesday, 9/25/19
Genealogy Workshop
Foundations of Genealogy I is an 8-week course for beginning and experienced family historians alike. Discover effective research methods, learn how to understand different types of historical documents, and find online resources to uncover your family story.
Saturday, 9/21/19
Teacher Workshop
In a collaborative workshop with PAFA, teachers are invited to use paintings and historical documents as a lens for helping students understand concepts from art history, environmental science, and the history of urbanization, class and race in early American history.
Wednesday, 9/18/19
Join us for food, music, and conversation to celebrate the launch of a new bilingual website: Neighbors/Vecinos: Exploring Philadelphia’s history through 200 years of Puerto Rican migration.

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