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E.g., 2020-08-11
E.g., 2020-08-11

HSP is thrilled and thankful to announce it is a recipient of a grant from the COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL!

Tue, 2020-06-30 19:11

Black lives do matter. Knowing that and feeling that, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania joins public outrage at police brutality and vigilante violence against African Americans. As a repository of history, we know the importance of taking a hard look at our past so that we can build a better future.

Thu, 2020-06-11 09:40

Now’s the time to live HSP's slogan. We are in unprecedented times and we must document our experiences. This is where you come in! More than 200 years ago Dr. Benjamin Rush tirelessly studied the Yellow Fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia.

Tue, 2020-05-12 09:51

As we continue to adjust and adapt to life in the COVID-19 pandemic, judging for National History Day Philadelphia 2020 went virtual! Congratulations to everyone involved! We're pleased to announce the winners (linked below):

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:29

This display runs through March 27. In conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book One City initiative, we offer this display that recognizes Native Americans’ past struggles as well as contributions they have made to America throughout history.

Tue, 2020-03-03 11:48

HSP and Taller Puertorriqueño are proud to announce the launch of the website “Neighbors/Vecinos.” The website documents 200 years of Puerto Rican heritage in Philadelphia and is the end product of a project to explore how communities can create cultural programs of meaning for their members

Wed, 2019-12-18 13:50
A new document display features books, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the complex history of Philadelphia’s labor movement.
 
Strikes, Strife, and Assimilation: 100 Years of Philadelphia’s Labor History includes organizational records from historic trade unions, scrapbooks containing early newspaper cover
Wed, 2019-07-24 10:24
Sun, 2020-02-16 13:40

“The Long Journey to Abolishing Slavery in the United States” document display is now available to view through February 21.

Mon, 2020-02-03 14:31

Virtue, Liberty, and Independence?” Incarceration in Pennsylvania History document display opens on November 12.

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:53

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