During Black History Month, The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will present "Liberia and the United States," a discussion at the Balch, 18 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. Join panelists to discover the history of this international relationship since Liberia became a colony in 1821, and explore how this history shapes the lives of Liberians at home and in the United States. Free with museum admission ($3 for adults, $1.50 for children, students, and seniors). Reservations can be made by calling, or e-mailing below.
Founded in 1824 and now united with The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and holds historical materials of national importance. It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has excellent printed collections on local and regional history, and offers a manuscript collection renowned for its 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century holdings. These collections are used not only by historians and genealogists, but also by set and costume designers, journalists, script and fiction writers, actors and re-enactors, as well as researchers of historical dance, recipes, music, gardens, and many others.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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