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Wednesday, 4/18/18
Teacher Workshop

As the news cycle continues to bring stories about how the U.S. government defines and controls immigration, there is debate about who should be allowed to become a citizen.  But what does it mean to be a citizen, and how do we test it?  Examine sources from the American past to see how citizenship has been defined and then participant in a public program with sociologist Dr. Faye Allard-Glass. She will lead an interactive workshop that has participants comparing their experiences with citizenship requirements here and in other countries. Can you pass a U.S.

Saturday, 4/14/18
Teacher Workshop

Students today need to understand Philadelphia’s role in the world both in the past and in the present in order to become career and college ready, living and working in a global economy.  This teacher workshop for those teaching U.S.

Wednesday, 4/11/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 4/10/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion

Hear about historic Strawberry Mansion's rise and fall and the sad life of architect Thomas Nevell who designed one of Philadelphia's greatest mansions, Mount Pleasant.(Nevell fell from grace after his marriage to the widow, Mrs. Weed). Learn why Philadelphia's historic Morris House on South 8th Street is the real 'Presidents' House. Preview the galloping life of Hope Montgomery Scott in and outside the gilded halls of Ardrossan.

Tuesday, 4/3/18
Fifty years ago this country was at war—both at home and abroad. During this time of conflict, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed civil rights through nonviolent protest in the face of oppression, ignorance, fear, and violence. A new document display examines his legacy.
Wednesday, 3/28/18
Special Event

A Women's History Month Program:  Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military captivates audiences in an hour-long program chronicling her life. An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life.

Tuesday, 3/6/18

Join culinary historian Michael Twitty as he prepares his grandmother's version of Country Captain, a chicken dish that draws inspiration from South Asian curries and the cuisines of southern plantation kitchens. Learn about the process of researching African American histories through cooking.

Monday, 3/5/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion

In the stories of Jacqueline Woodson, cooking traces the roots and routes of families and memories. Join pre-eminent scholars Dr. Jessica Harris and Michael Twitty for a discussion faciltated by local chef and food writer Valerie Erwin. They will explore the food traditions that inspire contemporary African American cuisines.

Thursday, 2/22/18
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA
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Tigermilk to GiggleJuice: A History of Prohibition Cocktails (SOLD OUT)
Join the Young Friends of HSP on February 22, 2018 for a Prohib
Thursday, 2/15/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion

An African American History Month Program:  Philadelphia exploded in violence in 1910. The general strike that year claimed the lives of some two dozen people and made Philadelphia a prominent point in the tumultuous national conflict over workers’ rights. That strike was a notable point, but not a unique one, in the history of Philadelphia’s transit system. In this presentation, author James Wolfinger recounts the history of Philadelphia’s sprawling public transportation system to explore how labor relations shifted from the 1880s to the 1960s.

Thursday, 2/15/18

An African American History Month Program:  As part of our spring programming featuring a presentation from author James Wolfinger recounting the history of Philadelphia’s sprawling public transportation system from the 1880s to the 1960s., HSP is offering a Teacher Workshop and educational resources.

Wednesday, 1/31/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion