Exhibit Previews

The German Society of Pennsylvania: Celebrating 250 Years 

Since its founding in 1764, the German Society of Pennsylvania has played an important role in Philadelphia’s History. This exhibit highlights the Society’s evolving roles and activities over the course of its 250 year history, from its charitable work, legal aid and educational efforts, to its many social and cultural activities. Featured objects include a German-language almanac for the year 1752 and Ballier Civil War-era swords (John Ballierwas a prominent Philadelphian, hotelier, and GSP member who led the primarily German-American 21st and 98th regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War).

Opens May 2015, Community History Gallery.