Historical Society of Pennsylvania

About Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.



January 2019 Pottsville, PA
“I actually volunteer at the Schuylkill County Historical Society but that was not an option. I love the society and plan to help there as much as I can. I love everyone there and I love working in the museum.”

Accounting Intern

June 2017 - August 2017 Philadelphia, PA
“I enjoyed all the projects that I was involved with and being introduced to non-profit accounting. It was great to apply what I learned in my courses to my designated tasks and working with a team to accomplish departmental goals.”
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