Transcribing The Revolutionary City

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ET

Library Hall

105 South Fifth Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Wednesday, February 28 

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ET

Logo of The Revolutionary City

Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ET

Join us on February 28 at 6:00 p.m. ET as we transcribe the stories of Philadelphians during the American Revolution. These documents are digitized and available for viewing on The Revolutionary City: A Portal to the Nation’s Founding’s digital portal but they still need to be transcribed! This transcription program will have visitors transcribing manuscripts centered around themes of women's history, courtship, and networking found in The Revolutionary City’s portal.

Don’t know about The Revolutionary City? The Revolutionary City: A Portal to the Nation's Founding is a one-stop-shop for students, teachers, scholars, and lovers of history to learn about diverse stories of the American Revolution from the perspective of early residents of America's revolutionary city. Learn more about the project here. This innovative digital portal was created by the American Philosophical Society (APS), in partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP). By forefronting the voices of those traditionally marginalized from the historic record, this resource hopes to provide a more complete and inclusive picture of the Revolution.

This program will take place in the APS’s Library Hall (105 S. 5th St.; please use the entrance located on the side of the building on Library Street). Please either bring your laptop or be ready with a notebook and pencil. This program will require participants to work in groups as they decipher these revolutionary stories.

This event is free and open to ages 21 and over, but space is limited. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessing this event, please contact the education office at [email protected]. We appreciate two weeks of advance notice for any accessibility requests.