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Saturday, 9/29/18
Friends of HSP (researcher level and above) can enjoy breakfast with fellow history fans, take advantage of one-on-one service with our staff and genealogy experts, and tour HSP’s active processing, conservation, and digital labs.
Wednesday, 9/26/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
From concert halls to school corridors, from fire departments to fashion scene, from research labs to art studios and the TV screen, young American Muslims are confidently expressing their identities. In an evening of art and dialogue, guest speakers will explore a meaningful path toward a more united community.
Wednesday, 9/19/18
Genealogy Workshop
Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills in this hands-on, in-depth course. This series is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.
Wednesday, 9/19/18
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to help take your family history research to the next level. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. 

Saturday, 9/8/18
Special Event
Fun for the whole family! See a historical play on President Lincoln, listen to a storyteller, try out some history-themed activities and art projects, learn how professionals preserve documents, and try your hand at researching your family tree.
Tuesday, 8/28/18
We’re celebrating the beginning of a new school year by revisiting the kindergarten experience from the 1800s to the early 1900s.
Monday, 8/13/18
August 13 - August 16, 2018. HSP presents an in-depth, 4-day class series on researching family in the British Isles. Through these expert-taught classes, you’ll learn how to conduct genealogical research in Scotland, Ireland and England. Classes in using DNA to conduct research are also a part of the curriculum.
Thursday, 8/9/18
Teacher Workshop

The three-hour workshop will provide teachers with in-depth background on the rich history of Germantown, as represented by five exceptional historic and cultural museums. It will provide resources (e.g., the Germantown Historical Society, museum educator-consultants, literature lists and websites) for teachers and students to explore this multicultural study of community history throughout the school year. The visits to the historic houses will enrich teachers’ and students’ on-site learning with a “do it, see it, feel it” approach.

Monday, 7/30/18
July 30 – August 3, 2018. HSP presents a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. A complete “How to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story!
Tuesday, 7/24/18
From family photographs to soldiers' vivid accounts of life on the battlefield, see samples of the kinds of records used by family historians in their research: published family history books, immigration records, church records, and military records.
Friday, 7/13/18
Special Event
July 13, 2018, 5:00pm-8:30pm. Join us for an exciting around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you racing through a decade of Philadelphia’s history while biking or walking down the city’s streets with friends and competitors.
Wednesday, 6/20/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. This panel will bring together Muslim American community members who have witnessed the state’s changing landscape. Panelists will share their experiences and recount focal incidents that shaped their congregations and Muslim life in Pennsylvania.