The Historical Society of Pennsylvania announces its schedule of events beginning in September 2001. Unless noted otherwise, events will be held at 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. For updated information call 215 732-6200 ext. 412 or visit the Society’s web site at www.hsp.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001-Saturday, March 30, 2002
Exhibit—“Liberty on the Anvil, 1701-2001: Exploring the Legacies of Pennsylvania’s Founding Charters.”
Admission to exhibit only, $1. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Lecture and book signing—“War Letters.” Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters, Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, discusses collecting, preserving and publicizing letters from America’s wars. Participants are invited to bring their own family letters.
Monday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Symposium—“Liberty on the Anvil.” The 2nd annual HSP fall symposium. Scholars explore the changing meanings of “liberty” in the 300 years since William Penn’s pathbreaking endorsement of religious freedom and self-government for his colony.
Monday, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m.
Family program—“Memories on Paper, Memories in Stone: Come and ‘Meet’ a Few of the Fascinating Families Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery.” Great family stories from the HSP collections, followed by a tour at dusk of their Laurel Hill burial sites, with cookies, cider, and games. Kids 8 and over are very welcome.
Admission $15, $5 for kids (half to benefit Friends of Laurel Hill).
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and book signing—Gary Nash, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles, presents his new book, The First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Phone: 215 732-6200 Ext. 246
Fax: 215 532-2680 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.hsp.org
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