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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.

Wednesday, 5/29/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
How can humanities—the study and practice of history, literature, and art—help veterans contextualize their role in armed conflict and to reintegrate into society? In this program, hear how participating in conversations about World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terror through a humanities lens provided veterans, their family members, and civilians with avenues for discussion and shared understanding.
Wednesday, 5/15/19

Join HSP and WHYY for a screening of the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Enjoy light food and beverages, watch a special highlights reel of unbelievable moments from Season Five of the show, and listen to a panel discussion featuring genealogical experts.

Are you thinking about exploring your genealogy or family history? Come with questions and talk to the experts in the field!

Wednesday, 5/8/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
This program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Friday, 5/3/19
Special Event
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosts the annual Founder's Award on Friday, May 3. Join us as we honor historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed with the Founder's Award.
Wednesday, 4/24/19
Philadelphia has come a long way since horse-drawn carriages. Dive into the history of mass transit in Philadelphia from the 1800s to the present.
Thursday, 4/11/19
Lecture/Panel Discussion
This event will be rescheduled in Fall 2019. Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin explores and refines debates about the cultural history of the 18th-century British Atlantic world.
Tuesday, 4/2/19
In the 1790s, in the midst of the Haitian Revolution, hundreds of slaveholders relocated from Santo Domingo to Philadelphia, bringing their slaves with them. Under the guidance of historian Scott Heerman, you’ll use historical maps and documents to rethink what it meant to be enslaved at this time and reexamine what it meant to be an abolitionist.