HSP is pleased to announce that its glass lantern slide index is now available online. The index consists of descriptions and locations of more than 2,000 glass slides from over two dozen collections.
HSP is pleased to announce a brand-new document display for summer: Sports of All Sorts. Take a break from the summer heat (or mild weather) and head to HSP to see what’s on display!
The materials on display covers a range of sports, from cricket (yes, cricket is played in America too!) to baseball, from rowing to cycling.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – HSP is pleased to announce a new five-week course exploring Pennsylvania land records, county deeds, mapping with metes and bounds, and genealogical applications.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to offer several exciting courses and workshops this fall for beginner and intermediate genealogists alike. From Foundations of Genealogy, to land records research and more, HSP invites you to learn the best methods from our experts.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP is pleased to announce its latest free document display, A Place Called Home: Immigrant Communities from the Ground Up, is now available for viewing.
“Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” The essence of the American dream is rooted in the tales of immigrants. Their stories of overcoming adversity are profound examples of the American dream: freedom and equal opportunity for all who pursue a better life for themselves and their families.
In collaboration with the James Monroe Museum and The Papers of James Monroe, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe's 1817 Tour of the Northern States, a traveling exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of an historic presidential tour. The exhibit will be on view at HSP June 19 through July 14.
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- On October 20-22, 2017, HSP and partners will host Cumberland Pathways, a three-day genealogy conference in Carlisle featuring workshops and presentations designed to take your family history research to the next level.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of a new database to the HSP Encounters system: Manumissions and Indentures (1773-1865). This database contains information taken from selected documents contained in Series IV of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers (#0490), manumissions, indentures, and other legal papers.
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.