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.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently announced a staff reduction as part of an action plan approved by the Board of Councilors. HSP will remain open and many services and programs will be unaffected by the changes, though others will be impacted.
On Monday, April 8, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announced the layoff of ten staff members, representing a 30% reduction in its workforce. The job loss is part of an action plan approved by the Board of Councilors to reduce operating expenses.
In honor of National Volunteer Month, we’re celebrating our volunteers’ connections and contributions to history with a special document display featuring some of their favorite items from our collections.