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A new document display features books, photographs, posters and more.  What Plagues Our City: The History of Public Health in Philadelphia, examines Philadelphia's fraught history with epidemics.  Learn more about the role of African Americans in treating those with yellow fever, how black and gay communities helped with raising early awareness in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Philadelphia's long struggle with drug addiciton and Pennsylvania's importance in combatting polio.

A new document display features books, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the complex history of Philadelphia’s labor movement.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania with its partners, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a one-week summer institute for educators in the summer of 2020.
Congratulations to Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Founder’s Award, and Charles T. Cullen, winner of the Heritage Award! We were delighted to honor the accomplishments of these honorees on Friday, May 3, alongside so many of our friends and supporters.
While today we may feel like the world is changing quickly in ways often beyond our imaginations, in the 1860s and 1960s, monumental developments in travel and exploration prompted similar sentiments.