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Format: 2015-03-29
Format: 2015-03-29
Format: 2015-03-29

Project funded by a grant from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation


Book contains hundreds of recipes from Cherry Bread to Broiled Oysters

Ever wonder what the typical meal was like back in Civil War-era Philadelphia? Now you can find out and try your hand at cooking dishes like Cherry Bread and Broiled Chops. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently published a facsimile of a cookbook written by Philadelphia resident Ellen M. Emlen.


Visitors Can See a Copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, Diaries of Civil War Soldiers, and Confederate Currency


March 15, 2011 LOGO Richardson Dilworth was a charismatic politician, lawyer, and reformer who served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1956 to 1962. His life and legacy will be the subject of an exhibit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from March 15 through July 15.


Year-long series of events and essays explores the slogans that define the city

Phrases such as “City of Brotherly Love” and “Workshop of the World” have helped to make Philadelphia famous. But where did these slogans come from, and what do they mean for Philadelphians today?


Bruce K. Fenton of Pepper Hamilton LLP assumed the post November 15

Bruce Fenton LOGOThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has appointed Bruce K. Fenton as chair of the Board of Councilors. Fenton officially assumed the post on November 15, 2010. He is the first Jewish chairman in the Historical Society’s 187-year history.


Honorees include Susan Eisenhower and Howard H. Lewis


One guest will win a genealogy package and airfare to trace their own family tree

ATTENTION: This event was rescheduled. The new date is Monday, June 20. To register, click here.


January 27, 2011 HALFFive artists recently examined an archival collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and interpreted that collection through music.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Councilors. Lori Cohen, Senator Larry Farnese, Shanta Ghosh, Councilman Bill Green, and John Pickering were appointed at the Society’s annual general meeting November 15.