The Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) are pleased to announced that Dr. Page Talbott has been appointed President of the Society, effective February 10, 2014. With more than 40 years of experience as a consultant to museums, libraries, historic sites, and non-profits, Dr. Talbott was the clear choice for the position. She brings with her a deep understanding of and commitment to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, having been a longtime member of HSP’s Board of Councilors and interim president and CEO since April 2013.
Ancestry Day—a full day of genealogy classes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center—will return on Saturday, March 15. This popular genealogy event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and Ancestry.com, is designed to help researchers start or hone their genealogical skills.
Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.
On November 19, 1863—150 years ago—President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg. His speech, ten sentences in length, is considered one of the greatest pieces of oratory in American history.
“Don” your best Mad Men attire for a night of classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music! Get a firsthand look at mid-century documents from the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), and immerse yourself in the glamorous world of commercial consumerism.