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Photographs can tell a lot of stories, if you know how to read them. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) invites the public to attend a free event April 11, to learn the art of “reading” photographs. The Historical Society’s Photograph Specialist D’Arcy White will discuss how to study photographs and dig deeper than their first impression.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has opened an exhibit titled Fiber Points: Textile and Handcraft Heritage, which runs from now until June 15. This exhibit details the history of textile manufacturing in the Philadelphia area and features examples of ethnic heritage and handcrafts as well as handcrafts from wartime, with patterns dating from the Civil War to World War I.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has partnered with Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, to make our collection more accessible to researchers. As part of this partnership, Ancestry.com has digitized more than 7.5 million Pennsylvania vital records from HSP’s collection, including church, cemetery, and undertaker records from every county in the state from 1708 through 1985.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor Pulitzer-Prize winning author and historian David McCullough with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). HCI-PSAR is a three-phase project to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of the numerous small, primarily volunteer-run archival and manuscript repositories throughout Pennsylvania, including small historical societies, museums, historic sites, and other institutions.
Students grades 6 to 12 may now research for free at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. They simply need to show their student ID to get this benefit. We are open after school – until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is now on the radio—with a biweekly broadcast on WHYY-FM that looks at current events through the lens of history. The segment is called That’s History and features Jonathan Zimmerman, an historian at HSP.
More than 18,000 images of items in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s collection are now searchable online through HSP’s recently launched “Digital Library”—and the image collection is expected to more than double in the next year.