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Wednesday, 3/26/14
Genealogy Workshop

Join us for two genealogy workshops, led by German American genealogy expert James M. Beidler.

Saturday, 3/15/14

Whether you are new to or a longtime user, Ancestry Day is an event you don’t want to miss. This full day of classes will help you take your genealogy research further than ever before.

Tuesday, 3/4/14

This display will include some of the most historic and decorative family trees and genealogical charts from our collection, including a chart showing Benjamin Franklin and his 16 siblings.

Friday, 2/28/14
Lecture/Panel Discussion

The reverse underground railroad—the black market underworld in which legally free people were kidnapped and traded as slaves—has been thrust into the public spotlight with the recent release of the critically acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave

Tuesday, 2/18/14

In honor of Presidents' Day, HSP presents a selection of George Washington related materials from our collection including a first hand account of the death of Washington, and a memorabilia case that contains a lock of Washington's hair! The display also features an autographed letter, handwritten by Washington, celebrating the liberation of Philadelphia from British forces in 1778.

Wednesday, 2/5/14
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join us as bestselling author Cokie Roberts reads from her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. Roberts will discuss the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s women.

Tuesday, 2/4/14
Special Event

Members of the Treasures Society and their guests are invited to a private reception with bestselling author Cokie Roberts, preceding her public lecture.

Thursday, 1/23/14
Teacher Workshop

On January 23, a Thrift Week teacher workshop invites teachers to reimagine thrift education for the 21st century.

Tuesday, 1/7/14

From Ben Franklin’s birthday on January 17 through the next week, we celebrate Thrift Week with a document display about the history of the thrift movement of the early 20th century.

Friday, 12/6/13
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Join us as local historian and author Harry Kyriakodis discusses the earliest chapter of the waterfront’s history: the riverbank caves in which early Quaker settlers lived and the series of steps that William Penn directed to be built along the river.

Tuesday, 12/3/13
Teacher Workshop

HSP’s new digital history projects—Closed for Business and Preserving American Freedom—bring primary sources into the classroom along with teaching aids. At this workshop, teachers will learn how to access primary sources electronically to teach American history. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, 11/22/13
Special Event

“Don” your best Mad Men attire for a night of classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music! Get a firsthand look at mid-century documents from our own collections, and immerse yourself in the glamorous world of commercial consumerism.