Virtue, Liberty, and Independence?” Incarceration in Pennsylvania History document display opens on November 12. From letters of late eighteenth-century reformers hoping to “[alleviate] the miseries of public prisons” to posters demonstrating late twentieth-century activism against police violence, HSP’s collections highlight many aspects of the history of incarceration in Pennsylvania. The display runs through January 6, 2020 and is free and open to the public during regular business hours.
For Immediate Release
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA (October 21, 2019) – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the election of Eric W. Noll in the role as Chairman of the Board. He was elected today at the 195th Annual General Meeting.
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.