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E.g., 2019-04-19
E.g., 2019-04-19
E.g., 2019-04-19

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. 

These programs and services will continue unchanged:

Fri, 2019-04-19 09:27

On Monday, April 8, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announced the layoff of ten staff members, representing a 30% reduction in its workforce.

Mon, 2019-04-08 19:34
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. More than 50 volunteers serve at HSP behind the scenes, in advisory capacities, and directly with the public.
Thu, 2019-04-04 10:12

History Makers Summer Camp will not be taking place in 2019 due to staffing constraints. We extend apologies to all who were hoping to participate.

Mon, 2019-04-01 11:31

Explore the history of Philadelphia’s civil rights movement and the lives of black abolitionists with a visit to our latest document display Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen.

Tue, 2019-03-05 12:51

Step into a winter wonderland from Philly’s past! From now until February 15, we’re displaying a few of our favorites by David Johnston Kennedy (1816-1898), a railroad agent and amateur painter who produced more than 1,000 watercolors of Philadelphia.

Tue, 2019-01-08 09:51

Diary of Tobias Lear

Thu, 2018-12-13 16:32
As part of an NBC10 segment Who Are You? DNA at-Home Testing Gives a Look, Sydney F. Cruice Dixon stopped by HSP to explain why DNA tests are just the beginning of a family history journey.
Mon, 2018-11-19 12:00
Toward the end of World War I, hundreds of U.S. soldiers isolated in the Argonne Forest—known now as the Lost Battalion—fought seemingly insurmountable odds in order to survive.
Tue, 2018-10-30 13:31
HSP is pleased to announce that our very own Lee Arnold has received the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly Excellence Award for his article “10 Things to Know about Visiting a Research Archive,” which appeared in the organization’s journal in September 2017.
“Words can
Fri, 2018-10-12 15:15