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Browse HSP's media library to view photographs from past events and exhibits, audio and video recordings, and documents.


Capital of the World
Sat, 2013-04-13 12:22

Charlene Mires discussed her book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, at the Philadelphia History Museum on April 3, 2013.

Thrift Week Teacher Workshop and Luncheon
Thu, 2013-01-31 12:52

On January 26, 2013, the Historical Society hosted the Thrift Week: Engaging Students in Thrift Teacher Workshop and Luncheon.

Franklin's Thrift: A Summer Teacher Institute 2012
Mon, 2012-12-03 16:16

Is Thrift an idea that defines American qualities, or just an old fashioned concept that has no place in modern America?  

History in Pennsylvania Awards 2012
Mon, 2012-10-22 10:00

The 2012 History Affiliates luncheon and first annual History in Pennsylvania "HIP" Awards was held at the Union League of Philadelphia on October 19, 2012.


Unlocking the Door to Lineage Societies

Ever wondered how to get into the Daughters of the American Revolution? Or Mayflower Society? Or more obscure groups such as the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick? James M. Beidler, author of an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy, will discuss the qualifications for various groups and the types of documentary proof needed to complete applications. Beidler is the former vice president for development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the former executive director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Crossing the Pond

A vast number of immigrants came to America from Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Lisa Alzo discusses traditional methods and online resources for tracking ancestors both in the United States and the old country as well as techniques for overcoming some of the most common obstacles and problems faced during the research process. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on March 21, 2012.

Your Ancestor Was...Occupations of our Ancestors

Ancestral occupations can give clues to who our ancestors were, how they lived, where they lived, and most importantly, give them individual identity and personality. Nancy Lee Waters Lauer discusses how the occupations of our ancestors can guide us to additional genealogical information. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on March 14, 2012.

African American Genealogy: Tearing Down the Brickwalls

Using a case study, genealogist Michael Hait demonstrates techniques for African American research, from evaluating known information to locating the owners of enslaved Africans. This genealogy workshop was presented at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on March 7, 2012.


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