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Wednesday, 9/19/18
Genealogy Workshop
Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills in this hands-on, in-depth course. This series is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.
Wednesday, 9/19/18
Special Event

On the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m., professional genealogists from the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be available to help take your family history research to the next level. These one-on-one consultations are designed for beginner and experienced genealogists alike. 

Saturday, 9/8/18
Special Event
Fun for the whole family! See a historical play on President Lincoln, listen to a storyteller, try out some history-themed activities and art projects, learn how professionals preserve documents, and try your hand at researching your family tree.
Tuesday, 8/28/18
Exhibit/Display
We’re celebrating the beginning of a new school year by revisiting the kindergarten experience from the 1800s to the early 1900s.
Monday, 8/13/18
August 13 - August 16, 2018. HSP presents an in-depth, 4-day class series on researching family in the British Isles. Through these expert-taught classes, you’ll learn how to conduct genealogical research in Scotland, Ireland and England. Classes in using DNA to conduct research are also a part of the curriculum.
Thursday, 8/9/18
Teacher Workshop

The three-hour workshop will provide teachers with in-depth background on the rich history of Germantown, as represented by five exceptional historic and cultural museums. It will provide resources (e.g., the Germantown Historical Society, museum educator-consultants, literature lists and websites) for teachers and students to explore this multicultural study of community history throughout the school year. The visits to the historic houses will enrich teachers’ and students’ on-site learning with a “do it, see it, feel it” approach.

Monday, 7/30/18
Class
July 30 – August 3, 2018. HSP presents a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. A complete “How to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story!
Tuesday, 7/24/18
From family photographs to soldiers' vivid accounts of life on the battlefield, see samples of the kinds of records used by family historians in their research: published family history books, immigration records, church records, and military records.
Friday, 7/13/18
Special Event
July 13, 2018, 5:00pm-8:30pm. Join us for an exciting around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you racing through a decade of Philadelphia’s history while biking or walking down the city’s streets with friends and competitors.
Wednesday, 6/20/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. This panel will bring together Muslim American community members who have witnessed the state’s changing landscape. Panelists will share their experiences and recount focal incidents that shaped their congregations and Muslim life in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, 6/6/18
Lecture/Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Even though English isn't the official language of the United States, knowing the language—or not—makes a difference in how someone navigates all the ins and outs of life in this country, from transportation to healthcare to civic engagement. Hear some firsthand experiences from our panelists and moderator Faye Allard.
Wednesday, 6/6/18
Teacher Workshop

An Immigrant Heritage Month Program:  How does the acquisition of English affect the immigrant experience in the U.S., especially across generations?  How is assimilation in all aspects of life affected by the language one speaks?  During the teacher workshop, we will consider how language acquisition affects life outcomes and the role schools have played in English language learning.  Leave with knowledge and resources for putting this hot topic into a historical context for students.

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