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PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce a new database, World's Fairs: A Global History of Exposition, is now available for all on-site visitors to HSP's historic library in Center City, Philadelphia. 

Wed, 2017-05-31 13:27

PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP is proud to announce the incoming cohort of research fellows. Out of 139 applicants, three scholars were selected for HSP’s short-term Balch Fellowships in Ethnic Studies and Greenfield Fellowship in 20th-Century History.

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:32

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of two new volumes of Philadelphia school registration records to the HSP Encounters system. This brings the total number of school registrations to 11,067.

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:35

Thank you to everyone who joined HSP for the 2017 Founder's Award on May 3 at the National Constitution Center. With more than 200 guests in attendance, HSP honored National Book Award Winner James McBride with the Founder’s Award and HSP Board Member Dr. Alice L. George and Library Company of Philadelphia Director Emeritus Dr. John C.

Thu, 2017-05-11 16:16

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the early drafts and shaped the document’s final text.

Tue, 2017-05-09 10:35

The latest issue of Legacies, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the “Great War,” explores the diversity of Pennsylvanians involved in this global conflict and sheds light on the stories of those whose World War I experiences have been under-explored.

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:22

This year's Founder's Award is fast approaching! Honoring National Book Award-winner James McBride, the annual gala will feature a sneak peek at HSP's new exhibit at the National Constitution Center, a performance by McBride's Good Lord Bird Band, and much more.

Mon, 2017-05-01 17:22

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the April 2017 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) is free to read online through May 9, 2017.

Tue, 2017-04-25 10:17

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), in partnership with the National Constitution Center, is opening American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, an exhibit illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution, including Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson’s own handwritten drafts.

Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00

In December 1763, following years of gruesome frontier warfare, armed settlers in the Paxton Township exacted revenge on an isolated, unarmed Indian settlement, attacked the Lancaster jailhouse where refugees had taken shelter, and vowed to march all the way to Philadelphia.

Wed, 2017-04-12 17:34