The New International Encyclopædia/Pennsylvania, Historical Society of
PENNSYLVANIA, Historical Society of. An association organized in Philadelphia December 2, 1824, and incorporated June 2, 1826. Its object is the elucidation of history, with special reference to that of Pennsylvania. It has a valuable historical library and a museum at Philadelphia. The society has a subscribed publication fund of $40,000, the revenue from which is expended in printing matter of historic interest. This fund has published 14 volumes of Memoirs of the Society, and 26 volumes of The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, issued in quarterly numbers. The society has also published an historical map of the State, a volume of Collections, and one on Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution.