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Format: 2016-05-04
Format: 2016-05-04
Format: 2016-05-04

Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher, find your story at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) with Family History Days

3/14/16
Genealogy

 

 

 

 

 

With the generous support of Southwest Airlines Co., the official airline of HSP, we are proud to announce two free round-trip tickets will be randomly awarded to two Family History Days attendees. Register now for your chance to win! 

Here's how it works:

All attendees registered for both days of the conference, March 18 and 19, will automatically be entered for a chance to win. 

3/1/16

"Get loud" is perhaps the advice least expected to leave a librarian's lips. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's (HSP) latest document display, Memories & Melodies, invites the public to do just that: to turn up the volume on a segment of Philadelphia's musical legacy long muted.

2/23/16

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's (HSP) member newsletter, Sidelights, is now available online. In the Winter 2016 issue, learn about HSP's upcoming programming and special events, publications, education, member benefits, and more. 

To download the PDF of Sidelights, click the image below. To read the issue in your browser, click here.

 

2/23/16

 

Listen close: Libraries are louder than you’ve heard. Sitting silent in the stacks and vaults are the booming soundscapes of the past: scores of sheet music, recordings, concert posters, songbooks, and more.

2/17/16
17th century
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Arts and Culture
Philadelphia
Women

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The January 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published. The issue features essays exploring various facets of Pennsylvania history, an overview of recently processed collections at HSP, and book reviews. 

From January 27 through February 3, the new issue of PMHB will be freely available to readClick here to start exploring the issue.

1/22/16

PHILADELPHIA, PA - As family history and genealogy have emerged as global phenomena, millions of Americans are delving into the past to discover their families, their stories, and themselves.

For many, however, the first step is the most daunting: Where to begin? Researching in a library or online present their own unique challenges for beginner and experienced genealogists alike.

1/15/16
Genealogy
Philadelphia

Threading together centuries of trends and tastes, HSP's newest document display Fashion: “The Fastest Moving, Most Fragile, and Fickle Fleeting Business” explores the many ways fashion is marketed and promoted, from French fashion plates to American window displays. The display runs Tuesday, January 12, through Friday, February 12. Free and open to the public. 

1/7/16
Arts and Culture
Business
Philadelphia

Listen close: Libraries are louder than you’ve heard. Sitting silent in the stacks and vaults are the booming soundscapes of the past: scores of sheet music, recordings, concert posters, songbooks, and more.

1/7/16
Arts and Culture
Philadelphia

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world, utilizing both institutions' collections in contemporary scholarship. 

1/4/16