History

Odd News

244-year-old Philadelphia newspaper discovered at New Jersey Goodwill store

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History

Library of Congress' new National Screening Room debuts: Here's 5 clips from Pennsylvania, New Jersey

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Memorials

New Holocaust memorial on Ben Franklin Parkway opens next week

holocaust plaza plan

Development

Franklin Square's 180-year-old fountain is getting update with music, LED lights and dancing water

franklin fountain music light show

Museums

What to expect at the Franklin Institute's new 'Vikings: Beyond the Legend'

Carroll - Vikings exhibit at Franklin Institute

Protests

Bryn Mawr students protest for removal of former president's name from campus buildings

Carroll - Bryn Mawr College

Illness

In 1918, Philadelphia was in 'the grippe' of misery and suffering

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Arts & Culture

Art meets history in African American Museum's new exhibition 'Cotton'

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Phillies

You can buy this turnstile from Connie Mack Stadium for $3,750, if you’d like

Connie Mack turnstile for sale

Museums

What it takes to restore an 80-year-old diorama at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Carroll - Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Halloween

One Liberty Observation Deck gets in the Halloween spirit with new 'Twilight Tours'

Carroll - One Liberty Place

Movies

Cast members revealed for Harriet Tubman biopic, including 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom, Jr.

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Infrastructure

Northeast Philly bridge, oldest in United States, reopens after months of repairs

Frankford Avenue Bridge

Business

How a Philly native came to open the smallest bar in Arizona

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Politics

Happy midterms! Here's a rundown of the best political zingers in history

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History

What is Labor Day? How the working holiday came to be

Labor Day

Arts & Culture

Opera on the Mall is happening, free tickets available

"We Shall Not Be Moved" opera

Family-Friendly

Modern-day Viking ship will dock at Penn's Landing over Labor Day weekend

Norwegian Viking ship Draken

Arts & Culture

Hear stories from dozens of historical sites and landmarks in one evening

Museum of the American Revolution

Fashion

What's up with wearing khakis in the workplace?

khakis

Pop Culture

Learn the history of the 'Rocky Steps' from the people who made it famous

Stock_Carroll - Rocky Statue

Arts & Culture

Fall exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art will feature Victorian dolls

Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal

History

Join Atlas Obscura for 'A Walk Through Plagues, Madness, and Medicine'

Stock_Carroll - Hospital ER Gurney

History

Birthplace of famous South Philly opera singer Mario Lanza demolished

Carroll - Mario Lanza Home Demolished

History

Court preserves historic designation of Philly rowhomes

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History

Here's what Americans would pay to witness Declaration of Independence signing

Declaration_Independence

History

When Philadelphia honored Amelia Earhart

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Movies

John Gotti Jr. lauds Travolta performance in 'Gotti' as 'the greatest actor'

"Gotti"

Style

What's the origin of the high heel?

high heels

History

Part of South Street renamed to honor late Odunde Festival founder

Odunde Festival

History

Eastern State Penitentiary will host its final Bastille Day celebration this year

BastilleDay

History

Some 300 years ago, Blackbeard and other pirates terrorized Philadelphia

Blackbeard_Pirate_Painting

Family-Friendly

Tour historic houses on Elfreth's Alley during Fete Day

Elfreth's Alley Fete Day

History

A hero died rescuing a little girl. 50 years later, she sought closure for his daughter

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History

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

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Development

First Look: Met Philly pushes local pride with teaser video boasting Jason Kelce, Rocky

met opera house renovations rendering

Politics

Genealogist tears down Tomi Lahren's anti-immigrant rant ahead of her Glenside appearance

Tomi Lahren

Business

America's 'oldest bookstore' set to be managed by Barnes & Noble

Moravian Book Shop

Rankings

12 reasons why Philadelphia is vastly superior to Boston

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Museums

'Racing: A Need for Speed' includes stories of local racers and vintage cars

“Jolly Green Giant” at Vargo Dragway

Development

Proposal to demolish Philly opera singer's home draws opposition from two sides

Carroll - Mario Lanza's birthplace

Movies

Before the blaze: Parts of destroyed Old City building to be featured in new film

They Are Strangers

Names

The surprising Philadelphia roots of Name of the Year

The 2018 Name of the Year bracket

Museums

Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary

Carroll - Museum of the American Revolution Opening

Odd News

Buyer needed to save 'world's greatest miniature village' in Pennsylvania

Roadside America

History

In speech at St. Joe's, Martin Luther King Jr. labeled Vietnam War a 'mistake'

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