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A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global
Mon, 2012-10-01 12:27

On September 27, 2012, the Young Friends of HSP hosted "A Shaken and Stirred Evening: How the American Cocktail Went Global".

In Memory of Esther Ann McFarland
Wed, 2012-06-27 12:13

On June 26, 2012, HSP hosted a reception in memory of author and historian Esther Ann McFarland.

Maps of Early America
Mon, 2012-06-25 17:13

On June 14, 2012, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosted an event titled "Maps of Early America" with guest lecturer Joseph Garver of Harvard University.

Founder's Award 2012
Wed, 2012-06-06 14:18

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania held its annual Founder’s Award dinner on May 17, honoring author and historian David McCullough and long-time Councilor Collin F. McNeil.


Constitution Day

The Historical Society has several versions of the United States Constitution, including the earliest surviving draft handwritten by Constitutional Convention delegate James Wilson and the first newspaper printing by The Pennsylvania Packet. In celebration of Constitution Day, HSP held a one day display of six original versions in its reference room, so visitors could see the evolution of this national treasure.

Colonial Brews: Philadelphia's Early Taverns and the Drinks They Served

Discover a time when taverns were more numerous than churches, and the price of beer was a penny a pot (pint). At this Young Friends event during Philadelphia Beer Week, brewery historian Rich Wagner talks about early Philadelphia taverns and the drinks they served. It was at these "public houses" where our founding fathers gathered to eat, drink, and haggle over the details of the Declaration of Independence.


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