Author and historian Sally F. Griffith will discuss her new book, Serving History in a Changing World: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in the Twentieth Century, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (see address below).
Serving History traces the Historical Society’s evolution from what was in many respects a 19th-century private club into the current public institution with many new constituencies by the second half of the 20th century. As background for the book, Griffith interviewed many current and former staff members and trustees and conducted extensive research in the Society’s institutional archives as well as secondary sources.
Copies of the book, suitable as a holiday gift, will be for sale at this free, public event, and the author will be available to sign them. For more information call or e-mail.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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