History

History

The wonderful – and occasionally weird – Philly Thanksgiving Day Parade captured in old photos

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Museums

Newly discovered painting at Philly museum shows Washington's wartime tent

Washingtons Tent Eyewitness Painting

Videos

Watch: Teens react to 100-year-old Philly high school yearbook

Graduation Cap Yearbook

Odd News

How, uh, 'big' was Philly founder William Penn?

Carroll - William Penn Statue

Dating

A first date guide to the Mütter Museum

Chang and Eng Bunker

Mass Shootings

Deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history

Las Vegas Shooting

Art Exhibits

100 years later, art museum celebrates a Barnes-like collector you maybe never heard of

Christ and the Virgin

Neighborhoods

5 Philly ’hoods you wouldn’t have recognized 60 years ago

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History Mystery

Did Wissahickon hermit have fabled philosopher's stone?

Carroll - Kelpius Cave Wissahickon Valley Park

History

Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

Trump JFK Files

Sponsored

Help Germantown win a vital Historic Preservation Grant

Germantown United CDC Preservation Grant

History

Martin Luther King Jr. slept there. But did he make history there?

King house?

Family-Friendly

Meet soldiers, civilians and spies to learn untold stories of British occupation of Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Entertainment

Chadwick Boseman, Reginald Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

Marshall Film Review

History

Ghost towns highlight spirited history of the Pinelands

Carroll - Pine Barrens Pinelands

History

PHOTOS: Ghost towns of New Jersey

Carroll - Pine Barrens Pinelands

History

Then and Now: A look back at the changing face of the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Carroll - Then and Now Navy Yard

History

These are the spookiest urban legends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

The Watcher House

Psychiatry

Philly honoring psychiatrist who challenged designation of homosexuality as mental illness

John Fryer

FAA

FAA bans drone flights near Independence Hall, other major US landmarks

Independence Hall

People

Audrey Hepburn mementoes fetch $6.2 million at auction

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Exhibits

8 photos from a massive Terracotta Warriors exhibit

Carroll - Franklin Institute Terracotta Warriors

Statues

Philly's first-ever public sculpture to African-American figure unveiled at City Hall

Carroll - Catto Memorial

History

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

Interior National Monuments

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution to extend hours, offer discount admission on certain dates

Carroll - Museum of the American Revolution Opening

Travel

Visit Philly enlists Roots MC for travel campaign marketed toward African-American tourists

black thought visit philly marketing campaign

Books

Author to discuss untold story of the American Revolution

Pirate ship flag

History

U.S. historian who spent decades in Afghanistan dies at 90

Afghanistan Obit Dupree

History

Here are the buildings that once towered over all of Philadelphia

Carroll - Philadelphia Skyline Buildings

Currency

Here's what New Jersey's 'Island of Hope' quarter looks like

American the Beautiful Quarters Program

Miss America

Miss America pageant is 'the original reality TV show,' says author

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Autism

'Provocative' CHOP study identifies new potential risk factor for autism

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History

Vision 2020 to host women's history scavenger hunt on National Women’s Equality Day

Politics

Charles Barkley: 'I'm not going to waste my time' with Confederate statues

Theater

What is Philly's first theater?

Theater seats

History

There's a Jersey Shore in Pennsylvania, why?

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Technology

How far would a North Korean bomb reach from City Hall? One N.J. historian has the answer

nuclear map

Movies

'Brave New Jersey' tells the unseemly tale of America's accidental alien panic

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Phillies

An extremely rare, game-worn Phillies jersey is up for sale

Phillies Jersey

Breweries

Dock Street: A beer brand with Philly herstory

Carroll - Dock Street Brewing

History

WATCH: The ascent of the Philly skyline

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Wildlife

The story of Pennsylvania's only recorded shark attack

Sand Shark

Food & Drink

Museum of the American Revolution hosting 'History Happy Hour'

Carroll - Museum of the American Revolution Opening

Tours

Laurel Hill Cemetery tour covers 'love, lust and all the drama in between'

Victorian era people

Humor

Historian fools Southwest Airlines with joke about Philly's yellow fever epidemic

Southwest Airlines

Hair

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

barber pole