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Wednesday, 3/6/19
Genealogy Workshop
Foundations of Genealogy I is perfect for beginning and experienced family historians alike. The 8-week course will train participants in effective research methods, how to understand different types of historical documents, and how to utilize online resources to uncover their family story.
Tuesday, 3/5/19
Genealogy Workshop
Learn the basics of DNA research as well as its limitations in this instructive course for genealogists, which will equip participants with the knowledge necessary to integrate this exciting area of science into their own family research.
Saturday, 3/2/19
Workshop
This summer HSP and Taller Puertorriqueño will launch an online exhibition about the development of distinct Puerto Rican neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Join us to provide feedback on the in-progress exhibition!
Thursday, 2/28/19
Special Event

Join HSP's Young Friends at Goose Island's Philly Brewhouse for beer, small plates, and food for thought.

Wednesday, 2/6/19
Genealogy Workshop
Join us for a presentation and discussion on conducting genealogical research for your African American ancestors. Hear personal stories of the journey to discovering family history and methods and resources through which you can trace your own family’s past. SOLD OUT!
Thursday, 1/17/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 313th birthday, we're welcoming author Nick Bunker to present his new account of Franklin's early life.
Wednesday, 1/16/19
Teacher Workshop
This workshop is at capacity. Please put your name on the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.
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
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.

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.

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.

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