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Format: 2015-03-26
Format: 2015-03-26
Format: 2015-03-26

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and the abolition of slavery, local cultural institutions will host screenings of clips from Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

1/20/15
19th century
20th century
Abolition
African American
Civil Rights
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Politics
Slavery

 

 

Pen to Paper: Handwriting in the Digital Age

Modern technology has dramatically altered the way we communicate. Email, texting, and social media have become for many the dominant mediums for exchanging information. As these technologies continue to develop, the ways in which we interact with and react to one another change as well.

1/14/15
Arts and Culture
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

HSP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Phase III of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). 

HCI-PSAR is a three-phase project to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of the numerous small, primarily volunteer-run archival and manuscript repositories in the Philadelphia area, including local historical societies, small museums, historic sites, and other institutions.

10/3/14
Community and Public Service
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

As the school year begins, HSP is pleased to announce FREE admission to all students with a valid school ID. Middle and high school students, undergraduates, and graduates are welcome to research free of charge at HSP’s world-renowned library and archive.

9/11/14
Education
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

HSP and other area institutions have partnered to host the conference, James Logan and the Networks of Atlantic Culture and Politics, 1699-1751, on Thursday, 9/18 - Saturday, 9/20.

8/21/14

HSP is pleased to announce the 2014-15 fellowship recipients. These scholars research the collections of HSP and LCP to further study their varied areas of interest.

Balch Fellowship

Dr. Hidetaka Hirota, Columbia University: An Anti-Alien Tradition: The History of American Nativism

Julia Lange, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of Hamburg: Contested Histories: German-American Politics of Memory and the Holocaust

5/15/14

Philadelphia, PA — The Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) are pleased to announced that Dr. Page Talbott has been appointed President of the Society, effective February 10, 2014. With more than 40 years of experience as a consultant to museums, libraries, historic sites, and non-profits, Dr. Talbott was the clear choice for the position. She brings with her a deep understanding of and commitment to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, having been a longtime member of HSP’s Board of Councilors and interim president and CEO since April 2013.

2/11/14

Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.

1/7/14

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

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