History

Universities

Villanova University

Villanova opens new Center for History in the Public Interest

Politics

St. Laurentius

How potential legislation could have big impact on historical Philly churches

History

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Travel back in time with decades-old photos of snow removal in Philadelphia

Horticulture

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the mountain laurel Pennsylvania's state flower?

History

George Washington Slavery

How one of George Washington's slaves escaped in Philly

The Arts

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Mural Arts Philadelphia announces artist roster for Monument Lab exhibition

History

George Washington's marquee tent

George Washington’s preserved field tent installed at new Museum of the American Revolution

History

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Then-and-now photos show history of Ben Franklin Bridge

History

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Gallery: History of Ben Franklin Bridge began with its construction 95 years ago

Author Events

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South Jersey author to discuss 'Worst. President. Ever.'

Development

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Developer presents first glimpse of Jewelers Row condo tower

Infrequently Asked Questions

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Where do mascots originate?

History

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FBI returns rare, early 19th century notebooks kept for Stephen Girard

Tourism

Visitors came in droves to see Independence Hall, Liberty Bell in 2016

History

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Travel 100 years into history and back with these then-and-now Philly photos

Television

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart producing 'Black Man's Guide' for History channel special

Film

Bryn Mawr

TONIGHT: watch old favorite flicks on 16mm film for a blast to the past

Family-Friendly

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Old City to celebrate Ben Franklin's legacy on 311th birthday

History

Museum of the American Revolution

'Holy grail' of ceramics found at archaeological dig in Philly

Entertainment

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Lyle Menendez talks prison life, marriage in phone interview

History

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Pew study: What's the most significant historic event in your lifetime?

History

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Photos: This day in history - Dec. 14

Events

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Re-enactors to row across Delaware River like George Washington did in 1776

Museums

Museum of American Revolution

Relics from the 'cauldron of the Revolution' return to Old City museum

Sixers

76ers 50 Year Champs Basketball

76ers celebrate 50th anniversary of NBA's great champions

History

Thomas Edison Auction

Thomas Edison's lab door key, lightbulbs up for auctioning in N.J.

Italian Market

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Italian Market icon rumored to be closing after 106 years in business

Events

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Wagner Free Institute to host Atlas Obscura program

Opinion

Mummers

Review: Mummers Parade sensitivity videos

Events

Fairmount Park Houses Holiday Tours

Historic Houses of Fairmount Park to host 'A Very Philly Christmas'

Advice

Wallpaper

Ask Hickey: Enough is enough with the ugly wallpaper

History

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Prof's find in Philly library: Proof that some saw slaves as 'people with feelings'

Holidays

Black Friday Philadelphia

Reminder: Black Friday got its name from crazed Philly suburbanites

History

Photos: This day in history - Nov. 18

History

American Revolution Veterans Photos

Photos: A rare view of Revolutionary War veterans

Events

Covering Letter

New art exhibit shows letter from Gandhi to Hitler

Events

Penn Museum magic exhibit

Philly museum wants to know if you believe in magic

Food Science

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Infrequently Asked Questions: How does canning work?

History

Amelia Earhart

Philly-area group says new evidence may show what happened to Amelia Earhart

Neighborhoods

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Maps make you wonder, what is Fishtown?

Preservation

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Groundbreaking book inspires bus tour of the Pinelands

History

Trucks leaves Independence Hall with Liberty Bell

Journeys across America helped secure Liberty Bell's iconic status

Events

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Dare to try an 'Indiana Jones'-style obstacle course?

Events

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New Grim Philly tour leads hunts for paranormal activity in Old City

Pine Barrens

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Gallery: Into the Pine Barrens

History

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All about the Benjamin: Tour guide channels millennial Franklin