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Step into a winter wonderland from Philly’s past! From now until February 15, we’re displaying a few of our favorites by David Johnston Kennedy (1816-1898), a railroad agent and amateur painter who produced more than 1,000 watercolors of Philadelphia.

Tue, 2019-01-08 09:51

Diary of Tobias Lear

Thu, 2018-12-13 16:32
As part of an NBC10 segment Who Are You? DNA at-Home Testing Gives a Look, Sydney F. Cruice Dixon stopped by HSP to explain why DNA tests are just the beginning of a family history journey.
Mon, 2018-11-19 12:00
Toward the end of World War I, hundreds of U.S. soldiers isolated in the Argonne Forest—known now as the Lost Battalion—fought seemingly insurmountable odds in order to survive.
Tue, 2018-10-30 13:31
HSP is pleased to announce that our very own Lee Arnold has received the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly Excellence Award for his article “10 Things to Know about Visiting a Research Archive,” which appeared in the organization’s journal in September 2017.
“Words can
Fri, 2018-10-12 15:15
Q&A with Kim McCleary, host of HSP’s first History Scavenger Hunt
In just a few weeks we’re welcoming walkers and bikers to a scavenger hunt with a history twist: participants will race to decipher clues across the city, all tied
Fri, 2018-07-06 14:52
You may have noticed that some parts of our website are currently under maintenance, including our news feed, blogs, and digital history sites. We're working to get everything back up and running as soon as possible.
Mon, 2018-05-14 15:34

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Warrior Writers, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a series of discussion programs titled The Art of Re-integration: Veterans and the Silences of War.

Tue, 2018-04-17 14:01

Mon, 2017-12-11 13:54

As we close out our season examining the history of disability rights, education and activism, HSP is hosting a document display focusing on the history of disability education in Pennsylvania.

Wed, 2017-11-22 09:56