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The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn

This is a recording of the program, "The Remarkable Life of John Glenn," held virtually on November 19, 2020. See below for the original description:On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became a national hero. That morning at Cape Canaveral, a small-town boy from Ohio took his place atop a rocket and soared into orbit to score a victory in the heavily contested Cold War. For the four hours and fifty-five minutes of his flight, Glenn became the center of the world's attention. He was as not just the first American to orbit the Earth, but the first space traveler to take the human race with him.

In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights

HSP is proud to be a partner to a digital initiative that celebrates this tradition called In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920. Focused on more than 45 collections from 8 regional repositories, this project showcases archival materials that explore women’s work leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. The project digitizes these materials and makes them searchable through a single online interface that is enhanced by contextual historical essays.

History of the Lenape in the Lower Delaware Valley

In this program recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on February 27, 2020, learn more about the history of Lenape peoples in this region both historically and in contemporary times.

Incarceration in Pennsylvania, Then and Now

Pennsylvania has long been a center of prison reform movements, yet today it stands out as a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. This video is a record of the program on November 13, 2019 held at HSP.

From Opioids Back To Yellow Fever: Public Health in Philadelphia

In collaboration with Global Philadelphia, we’re reflecting on the city’s medical heritage with a talk featuring public historians and public health specialists, including Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.

Becoming U.S. Food and Culture

Food is one of the strongest identifiers of place and home, and as such it can unite and separate us. This unique program will feature a panel discussion and cooking demonstration with culinary leaders in Philadelphia whose identities have informed their approach to cooking and food as vehicles for learning and community building. Join us at the Culinary Literacy Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia, share your own experiences, and enjoy tastings in the kitchen.