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Format: 2015-07-29
Format: 2015-07-29
Format: 2015-07-29

On November 19, 1863—150 years ago—President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg. His speech, ten sentences in length, is considered one of the greatest pieces of oratory in American history.

11/14/13
Civil War

“Don” your best Mad Men attire for a night of classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music! Get a firsthand look at mid-century documents from the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), and immerse yourself in the glamorous world of commercial consumerism.

10/29/13

On Wednesday, October 16, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will unveil its redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults—the result of a $5.7 million renovation project.

9/24/13

The history of American liberty is a collage of individual struggles—for independence from England, for the abolition of slavery, for a woman’s right to vote.

Fifty documents showing the evolution of American freedom have been restored and digitized by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) thanks to support from Bank of America.

9/11/13

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it will honor presidential historian Michael Beschloss with its prestigious Founder’s Award. The annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at The Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia.

9/9/13

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has begun a two-year project to enhance description and discovery of its graphics materials and promote the linking and sharing of content among institutions and scholars. This project was funded by a grant HSP recently received from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing program.

9/3/13

This fall, HSP will continue its series of genealogy workshops with three new programs. These workshops will be held on Tuesday 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.

8/16/13
Genealogy

Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which will be presented at the History Affiliates Reception on October 24, 2013. Nomination forms are available here.

3/25/13

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