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

 

A Foodie's Unconventional History of Advertising
Thu, 2014-08-14 00:00

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which con

A Potluck from Martha Washington’s Cookbook
Wed, 2014-07-30 19:57

Always looking for relevant and interesting ways to connect with the items in our collections, staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently cooked our way into the historic kitchen of A

Home Before the Leaves Fall: Philadelphia and the First World War
Tue, 2014-07-01 11:24

In commemoration of the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War, HSP invited the public to attend Philadelphia and the First World War.

WWII Stage Door Canteen Party
Tue, 2014-06-17 14:54

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Timothy Matlack: Scribe of the Declaration of Independence
5/5/15

Not everyone knows that a Philadelphia brewer penned the most famous document in American history. As an assistant Secretary to Congress, Timothy Matlack engrossed the Declaration of Independence. But how was it that a beer-bottler, infamous for cockfighting, once confined to debtor’s prison, was given this responsibility? In this video recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, author Chris Coelho discusses Timothy’s life, the first Matlack presentation in the Philadelphia area in over 100 years.

Genealogy 101: Colonial Records at HSP
2/10/15

This October, HSP held a series of Genealogy 101 sessions that detailed useful resources in our archive when conducting research on your family history. This session, Head of Research Services David Haugaard guides you through Colonial Records here at HSP and elsewhere.

Genealogy 101: Using Military Records at HSP
1/5/15

This October, HSP held a series of Genealogy 101 sessions that detailed useful resources in our archive when conducting research on your family history. This session, Historian and Head of Reference Services Dr. Daniel Rolph guides you through HSP’s extensive Civil War resources as well as give you help with other military records at HSP.

Genealogy 101: Introduction to Genealogical Resources at HSP
12/3/14

This October, HSP held a series of Genealogy 101 sessions that detailed useful resources in our archive when conducting research on your family history. This session, presented by HSP library director and genealogist Lee Arnold, offers an overview of the different types of resources available at HSP and how to get started.

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