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Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has begun a $5.7 million renovation project to its building at 1300 Locust Street to expand collection storage, upgrade security, and improve the visitor experience. The renovations are expected to last through October 2013.

During the renovations, the research library will remain open; however, the main entrance on Locust Street will be closed, and visitors will enter the building through the 13th Street entrance. 

3/7/13

The Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. Page Talbott as interim president of the Society effective April 1, following the departure of President and CEO Kim Sajet.

3/5/13

For a weekend in April, the library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be transformed through the imagination of performance artist Sebastienne Mundheim.

3/1/13

Kim Sajet, currently president and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), has been appointed director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, effective April 1.

2/5/13

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jon Meacham with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at The Ritz Carlton.

2/4/13

In February, HSP will continue its series of genealogy workshops with two new programs. These workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and begin at 6 p.m. They are open to the public and cost $15 each but are FREE for members. So if you're not already a member of HSP consider joining today.

1/23/13
Genealogy

Join us for a keynote lecture and lunch, featuring Dr. Andrew T. Hill, economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. National Thrift Week is a public education campaign from January 17–23 that seeks to bring together educators and a broad coalition of citizen leaders who share an appreciation of thrift as the wise use of resources and a conviction that thrift is the friend of sustainable prosperity, broad economic opportunity, beautiful neighborhoods, and a healthy planet.

1/18/13
Economics
Education

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the planning phase of a digital history project about the Underground Railroad. The project will tell this extraordinary story through the personal accounts of the enslaved men and women who passed through Philadelphia between 1852 and 1857. The project will digitally link the manuscript journal and published book of William Still, known as the “Father of the Underground Railroad.”

12/5/12

For a limited time, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering a discount on archival prints, perfect for the history lovers on your shopping list. Whether you are looking for views of old Philadelphia, stunning photographs, colorful watercolors, or historic maps, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a wide range of unique items from its collection to choose from.

11/20/12

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently acquired two collections related to siblings George F. Parry and Susan Parry, two pioneering medical professionals from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. George F. Parry was one of the first college-trained veterinary surgeons to serve during the Civil War. His diaries provide detailed and vivid accounts of his duties and daily life in the field as well as civilian life after the war. Parry’s sister, Susan Parry, was one of the first trained female physicians in the state and a graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania.

11/12/12
Civil War
Science and Medicine