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Meet the Speakers - Before Stonewall: The Gay Pride Movement
Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor, and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Ain is HSP's inaugural "Embedded Artist".

July 4, 1965, Philadelphia, PA - 7 women and 33 men picketed in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.  On the very spot where Americans first asserted their rights and liberties, this small group of activists demanded equality for gays and lesbians. From these humble beginnings would emerge the Annual Reminder picket, one of the first gay rights demonstrations in the country.

Date posted: 5/26/15
First Wednesdays Coffee
Some of our summer research fellows taking a break from their work.

Take a break from your research and mingle with our staff and research fellows over a free coffee and baked goods at our First Wednesdays Coffee!  On the first Wednesday of every month, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosts a coffee hour from 3-4 pm in our recently renovated Lobby for researchers and members.  A quick break, good company, and a bit of caffeine will do wonders for your research!

Date posted: 5/26/15
Artist Embedded: Their Story; Our Story - African American Women and the Fight for Freedom
Ain Gordon, playwright of If She Stood and our Artist Embedded.
Date posted: 5/15/15
Meet the Speakers: Voicing the Absent
Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA Fellow and the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Playwriting. Ain is HSP's inaugural "Embedded Artist".

On Apr. 8, 2015, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) had the pleasure of hosting a lively conversation as part of the event, Voicing the Absent: Crafting History.

Date posted: 5/15/15
New Century Trust's 2015 Willing Hands Award Ceremony
Members of HSP,  Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and the New Century Trust at the 2015 Willing Hands Award ceremony.
Date posted: 3/31/15
Genealogy Roadshow Films at HSP
Genealogy Roadshow Films at HSP

Don't forget to tune in! The Genealogy Roadshow: Historical Society of Pennsylvania episode premiers February 17 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

Genealogy Roadshow visits HSP during Season 2 and discovers fascinating Philadelphia family history. One woman’s ancestor may have sparked historic labor laws; a pastor may have an outlaw in her family tree; a woman learns about slave genealogy and – with the help of DNA testing – gets the answer she has waited for; and another woman learns her ancestor may have helped others escape the Holocaust.

Date posted: 2/16/15