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Coming Forward: Descendant Research
2/8/17

You can’t just put the engine in “reverse” and trace descendants. Methodologies, records and sources are described as well as how to organize the massive amount of records that will be gathered during a comprehensive descendant research project.

Becoming U.S. - A Melting Pot or Kaleidoscope - Immigration and Discrimination
1/5/17

Explore the complex – and changing – notions surrounding the concepts of “citizen,” “immigrant,” and “refugee,” with leaders from various ethnic backgrounds as they discuss ways immigrants maintain cultural identities within a diverse culture.

With opening statements by Faye Allard-Glass, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Community College of Philadelphia, we will delve into the terminology used to describe the U.S. as a “melting pot” or “salad bowl.”

Resources for National History Day 2017
9/23/16

Come visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to learn more about our resources for National History Day.

Gay Physicians Confronting the AIDS Epidemic: the personal and professional challenges of early first responders
8/22/16

As part of the city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminder Demonstrations for gay rights, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the William Way LGBT Center collaborated on Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania, an LGBT health history conference held on October 18th & 19th, 2015.Gay Physicians Confronting the AIDS Epidemic:  the personal and professional challenges of early first responders

Fighting Back - Early Organizing to Confront the AIDS Epidemic in Pittsburgh
8/22/16

As part of the city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminder Demonstrations for gay rights, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the William Way LGBT Center collaborated on Fighting Back: Defending the LGBT Mind and Body in Pennsylvania, an LGBT health history conference held on October 18th & 19th, 2015.

Created Equal? The Loving Story: Who Decides Who Marries Whom
8/19/16

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the passage of 13th Amendment,, HSP has partnered with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center, the Philadelphia History Museum, and the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia to host screenings of four documentaries featuring riveting new footage illustrati

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