Historical Society Of Pennsylvania

A competitor gets prepared prior to go on stage during the first edition of the European Beard and Moustache championships on September 22, 2012 in Wittersdorf, eastern France.  (Credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/GettyImages)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Oct. 16

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!


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HSP, NY Playwright Form Partnership Culminating In Historical Play

A New York playwright has embarked on a two-year collaboration with an unlikely partner — the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.


Painting of U.S. President George Washington. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New HSP Exhibit Features The Father Of Our Country

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a special, free exhibit on George Washington, beginning Tuesday.


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New Pa. Historical Society Web Site Spotlights Documents of Our Freedom

The web site, “Preserving American Freedom,” presents fifty pivitol documents in American history.


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Historical Society Of Pa.’s CEO To Head National Portrait Gallery In D.C.

Kim Sajet, the president and CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, was named to the post Tuesday. Beginning April 1, she will oversee a collection of 21,000 objects, including famous images of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other prominent figures in American history.


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For Constitution Day, 6 Drafts Of Document On Display

The half dozen versions, on display at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, show the document’s evolution, from a hand-written work-in-progress to the later ones for the delegates and public.


Christie's Auction House Previews 1st Edition Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music

On War Of 1812 Anniversary, Historical Society To Display Rare Treasures

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust in Center City, hosts a special display on a special day Monday.


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Top Spots For Women’s History In Philadelphia

March is Women’s History Month, and Philadelphia is celebrating the lives of notable ladies of the past and present.


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Historical Society Of Pennsylvania Partners With Major Genealogy Website

Researching genealogy is a growing hobby and a Philadelphia organization will be right in the thick of things.


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Mastering The Art Of 1860’s Cooking

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is out with a cookbook that dates from Civil war times.


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Haunted Historical Society

Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween? Take a Haunted HSP Ghost Tour with spiritual medium Marisa Liza Pell!


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania Hosts One-Day George Washington Display

A George Washington one-day exhibit will take place at the Society’s 13th and Locust building on Wednesday, August 3rd.


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania Conducting Inventory After Visits By Accused Document Thieves

Could an accused historical document thief have tapped a Philadelphia trove? The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is combing through hundreds of boxes in its collection to make sure nothing is missing.


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Pa. Historical Society Displays Civil War Items On 150th Anniversary Of War’s Start

To mark the anniversary, a treasure trove of artifacts was on display today at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.


A recruitment poster from Camp William Penn will be among the items on display. (Photo provided by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Civil War Documents On Display At Historical Society

The collection of Civil War documents and artwork is one of the largest and most impressive in the country.