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Tuesday, 10/22/19
Genealogy Workshop
In this hands-on workshop we will explore the major genealogy websites—,, 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 Discover effective research methods, learn how to understand different types of historical documents, and find online resources to uncover your family story.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In a collaborative workshop with PAFA, teachers are invited to use paintings and historical documents as a lens for helping students understand concepts from art history, environmental science, and the history of urbanization, class and race in early American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.
Saturday, 8/31/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Food is one of the strongest identifiers of place and home, and as such it can unite and separate us. This 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.
Thursday, 8/8/19
Teacher Workshop

This course provides a program orientation, historical background, and an overview of program resources for teachers who wish to participate in the History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, a national-award winning literacy-based education program that takes students to five exceptional museums during the school year.

Wednesday, 7/17/19
Join us over lemonade to learn about the notable cultural history and planned restoration of the Cobbs Creek Golf Course in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, 6/12/19
Special Event

Father Judge High School in Philadelphia suffered more fatalities in the Vietnam War than any other Catholic high school in America. Join us for a screening of a new, feature-length documentary film recounting the lives, military service, and deaths of the students who perished during the war and the lingering impact those losses still have on the community.