Treasures from the Collection

Wednesday, 10/16/2013 12:30pm - Friday, 10/25/2013 5:00pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

To coincide with our grand reopening, HSP will be displaying selected treasures from the collection. These rare and unique items span across four centuries of our nation's history, from the founding of Pennsylvania to the civil rights movement. Among the items on display will be life portraits of William and Hannah Penn, the first handwritten draft of the United States Constitution,William Still's Underground Railroad Journal, and censored correspondence from a Japanese internment camp. Because of their national significance and sensitivity to light and temperature, these documents are rarely displayed. This display—free to attend—is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all of these national treasures at one time.

The display will be open to the public on:

12:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, October 16
12:30–5 p.m. Thursday, October 17
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, October 18
12:30–4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 22
12:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, October 23
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, October 25

There is no charge to view the display. Visitors will be asked to check bags and coats.