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Friday, May 13, 2016
In celebration of the Democratic National Convention, join HSP for PoliticalFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government and the road to the White House.

Tue, 2016-05-17 16:31

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The April 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published.

Tue, 2016-04-19 00:00

HSP is proud to join more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Mon, 2016-04-18 00:00

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In 1972, Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: “I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.” Obie Award-winning writer and director Ain Gordon explores Fryer’s story in his new play, 217 Boxes of Dr.

Fri, 2016-04-15 00:00

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Every issue has a history. Learn new ways to help students understand the value of historical perspectives to policymaking with The National History Center's Mock Policy Briefing, a workshop for educators at the high school and university level. 

Mon, 2016-04-04 17:27

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Endowment for the Humanities today announced that it has awarded the Historical Society of Pennsylvania a planning grant of $39,500 to identify material documenting the early struggle for women’s rights in the collections of members of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and to

Wed, 2016-03-23 00:00

On April 27, join HSP and author Cokie Roberts to discuss her new book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, as she explores the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into, and through, the Civil War.

Mon, 2016-03-21 17:11

This spring, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with professional genealogist Sydney F.

Mon, 2016-03-21 17:02

Beginning in 2015, HSP’s Digital Services staff have created several new databases for genealogists and family historians, making previously-inaccessible information available online for researchers.

Mon, 2016-03-21 16:57

In the 1970s, Temple University professor of psychiatry John Fryer urged doctors not to treat gays and lesbians as “sick.” This was not only the opinion of many Americans towards homosexuality, but the official viewpoint of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which deemed homosexuality a mental illness, “curable” through lobotomy and ele

Tue, 2016-03-15 00:00