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Monday, 10/29/18
Teacher Workshop

Explore resources for integrating the award-winning project-based curriculum National History Day into 6th to 12th grade classrooms.

Thursday, 10/25/18
Special Event
The Young Friends’ first fundraiser of the 2018-19 season will celebrate our beloved city’s deeply rooted theater traditions with historical documents, cocktails, and fare.
Wednesday, 10/24/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Not just for entertainment, music, movies, and even comic books often reflect and address real societal issues. Guest speakers will explore the political role of art during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century.
Tuesday, 10/16/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In this talk, Don James Brown of the University of Tulsa makes the case that A Marsh Island (1885), the little-known novel by the Maine-based writer Sarah Orne Jewett, should be considered the first novel in the genre.
Thursday, 10/11/18
Genealogy Workshop
This 10-hour program is designed to explore the wealth of information which may be available for ancestors who served in a military capacity. Find out where to locate resources like Revolutionary War militia records, complied military service records, veterans’ compensation records, and discover tools to dig into and understand the information inside.
Wednesday, 10/10/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
In the 1960s Philadelphia citizens took action to spur change, with consumer boycotts, pride groups, and street riots. How does this fiery period compare to today?
Thursday, 10/4/18
Special Event
Get insider knowledge (see what we did there?) about joining HSP's Young Friends Board, a group of young professionals with a passion for history, while enjoying free appetizers, a free sampling of hard ciders, and happy hour specials.
Wednesday, 10/3/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Find out how the values of Quakerism shaped the defining social movements of the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Summer of 1964, and the Anti-War protests.
Wednesday, 10/3/18
Teacher Workshop

Civil rights, elections, protest, and police actions: How do we help our students understand how the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement still affect us America today?

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.

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