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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

Exclusively for Founder’s Award 2017, honoree James McBride will perform his quintet mix of spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel songs as inspired by abolitionist John Brown, a key figure in McBride’s latest novel, The Good Lord Bird (2013).

Wed, 2017-04-12 17:14

PHILADELPHIA, PA–As part of the Google Arts & Culture project, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has created a new exhibit, The Presidency in Times of Turmoil, featuring more than 70 images from HSP's collections. 

Wed, 2017-03-22 14:31

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.

Tue, 2017-02-28 15:20

PHILADELPHIA, PAThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will be running an all-inclusive bus tour from Philadelphia to Cu

Thu, 2017-02-23 17:22

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant to host two free programs this spring exploring the First World War.

Tue, 2017-02-21 16:01

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest digital history project, Anonymous No More: John Fryer, Psychiatry, and the Fight for LGBT Equality

Sun, 2017-02-19 19:00