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

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:53

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 a

Mon, 2019-09-30 11:14

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 t

Wed, 2019-08-14 12:05
Congratulations to Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Founder’s Award, and Charles T. Cullen, winner of the Heritage Award!
Fri, 2019-05-10 14:53
Our latest document display, Rails to Rockets, commemorates two milestone anniversaries: the creation of a transcontinental railroad (150 years ago on May 10, 1869) and the Apollo moon walk (50 years ago on July 20, 1969).
Wed, 2019-04-24 17:00

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