On May 3, 2019, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host its annual Founder’s Award celebration with the theme “Past, Present and Future The Quest for Equality.” HSP will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed with the Founder’s Award and Charles T. Cullen, interim president of HSP, with the Heritage Award.
Explore the history of Philadelphia’s civil rights movement and the lives of black abolitionists by visiting our latest document display Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen.
Members of the public are invited to view an in-progress online exhibit on March 2.
From January 8 to February 15, we’re displaying a few of our wintry favorites by David Johnston Kennedy (1816-1898), a railroad agent and amateur painter who produced more than 1,000 watercolors of Philadelphia.
As swabs and samples are sent off to companies like Ancestry and 23andMe in the coming weeks, professional genealogist Sydney Cruice Dixon has some words of wisdom for anyone eagerly awaiting the results: “DNA gives you more work to do, not less. This is just the beginning of your genealogy journey.”