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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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 6/6/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Even though English isn't the official language of the United States, knowing the language—or not—makes a difference in how someone navigates all the ins and outs of life in this country, from transportation to healthcare to civic engagement. Hear some firsthand experiences from our panelists and moderator Faye Allard.
Wednesday, 6/6/18
Teacher Workshop

An Immigrant Heritage Month Program:  How does the acquisition of English affect the immigrant experience in the U.S., especially across generations?  How is assimilation in all aspects of life affected by the language one speaks?  During the teacher workshop, we will consider how language acquisition affects life outcomes and the role schools have played in English language learning.  Leave with knowledge and resources for putting this hot topic into a historical context for students.