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New Century Trust's 2015 Willing Hands Award Ceremony
Tue, 2015-03-31 15:44
Genealogy Roadshow Films at HSP
Mon, 2015-02-16 16:04

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

Stetson Autumn & Winter 2015 Collection Catalog
Tue, 2015-02-10 14:29
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Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others

Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist presents “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others” – The Private Laws of the Federal and State Government, which discusses how many early and federal state laws were private laws written specifically for the benefit of individuals or families. These records can be a great find for genealogists.

Richardson Dilworth: Last of the Bare Knuckled Aristocrats

In a lecture recorded at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Journalist Peter Binzen and his son, Jonathan, will discuss their new book, Richardson Dilworth: The Last of the Bare Knuckled Aristocrats.  Binzen knew Dilworth well, covering him for many years as a reporter. A politician and liberal reformer, Richardson Dilworth served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1956-1962.  Among his many achievements, his vision for the city shaped much of what we recognize about Philadelphia today: Independence Mall, Society Hill, SEPTA, and the public park system.

Genealogical Databases at HSP

As part of Family History Days, HSP Staff members Kaitlyn Pettengill, Weckea Lilly,  David Haugaard, and project volunteer Ellen Bateman discuss the new online Genealogical Databases (Encounters) now available to HSP members.

The Truth Behind Hold These Truths

This is a video recording of the event held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The program begins with a presentation by Dr. Franklin Odo, visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It's followed by a sneak peak of Hold These Truths, performed by local actor Makoto Hirano, a one-man show about the real life journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, the man who famously defied forcible removal and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court... twice! It concludes with a discussion between Dr.


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