History

History

James Buchanan

Pennsylvania's only president was the 'worst ever'

Odd News

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A brief history of things falling from the sky in Philadelphia

Books

Simon Cameron

Local historian pens new book about Lincoln's 'Scandalous Secretary of War'

Museums

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Wawa-style federal duck stamp anointed in Philadelphia

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution Artifacts

New video from Museum of the American Revolution teases objects in wait

Events

Fish House Punch

Meet the author of a new book that explores Colonial boozing

Business

Cuba US Flights

Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

Events

Founding Footsteps Tours

This 'comedy tour' is BYOB

Events

Bike Helmet

Bike through Fairmount Park while getting a history lesson

History

Elisha Kent Kane

Philly explorer Elisha Kent Kane to be honored at Laurel Hill Cemetery

NASA

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IMAGES: Views from the Apollo missions you haven't seen

History

Jefferson letter

Philly collector selling letter written by Thomas Jefferson

Business

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B & B reopens in home of Atlantic City's founder

Real Estate

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James and Dolley Madison home sold in Society Hill

Events

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Ritz at the Bourse to show film focused on Hieronymus Bosch paintings

Events

PAFA

Machines in new PAFA exhibit help Thomas Eakins' ghost

History

American Revolution Museum Half Ship

45-foot ship to tell Philly visitors the story of the American Revolution

DNC2016

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Hillary didn't do this on her own, ladies, so keep lifting her up

DNC2016

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Philly native happy to be back home partaking in historic Clinton nomination

Events

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Step back in time to the 1920s during 'Jazz Age on the Delaware'

Events

BYOB Founding Footsteps Tours

New historic tour is BYOB

Books

Wedding Altar Germantown

New book of poems, 'Franklinstein,' tells complicated history of Germantown

Food

Obama at Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market food tour to focus on presidents' favorites

Presidential

Presidential

Hairy exhibit: Academy of Natural Sciences displays presidential locks

History

Museum of the American Revolution

Artifacts emerge from centuries-old toilets at Philly construction site

History

Sharks summer of 1916

100 years ago, shark attacks terrorized the Jersey Shore

History

RNC Musical Fund Hall

160 years ago, Philly hosted first Republican National Convention

Events

Kids reading

Six 'Go 4th & Learn 2016' events to check out before Fourth of July

The Arts

Kiss Statue

Iconic 'Unconditional Surrender' statue visiting Battleship New Jersey this summer

Travel

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Renovation at Independence Visitor Center anticipates boom in Philly tourism

Museums

Museum American Revolution

Here's when you can visit the Museum of the American Revolution

Events

Johnson House

Join in Germantown's Juneteenth Festival

Events

Franklin Institute

New 'Cultural Scavenger Hunt' tests Philly knowledge

Events

American

Spend Flag Day at Independence National Historical Park

Mass Shootings

Deadliest U.S. mass shootings in recent years

History

Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross

A look into the lives of the Founding Fathers

Events

Turkish Silk Scarf

Use Turkish marbling to design a silk scarf at the Penn Museum

History

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Online database of Philadelphia abolitionist's diary to shed light on Underground Railroad

Beers

All aboard Battleship New Jersey for a craft beer fest

Food & Drink

Old Fashioned Picnic

Go on an old-fashioned picnic at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Real Estate

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Fishtown historian strangely nominates two garages for Historic Register

Events

Ocean City Surfing: An Exhbit

New exhibit in Ocean City looks back on early days of East Coast surfing

Food

Prison Food Weekend

Try prison food at Eastern State Penitentiary

Events

Elfreth's Alley

Celebrate Fete Day at Elfreth's Alley

History

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Archaeologists uncover centuries of Philly history beneath former visitors center

History

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Donations needed to restore Doughboy Statue in Northern Liberties