Documents and Drinks: 250th Anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Line
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
In November 1763, surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon arrived in Philadelphia to settle a dispute between the Penn and Calvert families over the boundary between their two proprietary colonies, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as we revisit this influential moment with our guest speaker—writer and historian Barnet Schechter—on the 250th anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Line. Free for members of the Treasures Society, $25 for non-members.
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.