Grand Reopening of HSP
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults. There will be special promotions and free events throughout the day.
Events will include:
- A display featuring original documents from HSP’s world-renowned collection, including rarely seen watercolors of William and Hannah Penn, the journal of Underground Railroad conductor William Still, a handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution, and more!
- Behind-the-scenes tours, where visitors can enter a collection vault, watch a document as is it mended in our conservation lab, and learn how we digitize and preserve our archives
- Special promotions, including half-price admission to our research library and discounts on HSP membership
- Refreshments in our new patron lounge
When & Where
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.
HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.