Founder's Award 2018 - Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Independence Seaport Museum 211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania celebrates the 2018 Founder’s Award gala, “Swing Back to the 1940’s,” on Thursday, May 17.

Join us as we honor historian and New York Times best-selling author Jill Lepore with the Founder’s Award and Siobhan Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, with the Heritage Award.

"From the Progressive Era suffrage campaign to the advent of World War II, it became clear…A great movement [is] now underway—the growth in the power of women." –William Moulton Marston, Creator of Wonder Woman, February 1941.

This festive evening will include musical entertainment, dinner and dancing, and a live appeal, plus a fireside chat with Jill Lepore and Cherri Gregg.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit HSP’s student workshops and History Maker’s Camp.

Black tie attire optional.

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Event Type: 
Community Events