American Revolution

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old City

It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.

07/08/2015

Benedict Arnold Original Artwork: Print - C F Blauvelt and W Wellstood  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Book Tells Tale Of Benedict Arnold’s Connection To Philadelphia

A new historical novel takes on one of America’s most-infamous traitors, and Philadelphia is right in the thick of it.

02/23/2014

(Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, with the tools and ingredients using in Colonial times to make chocolate.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Yummy History of Chocolate Coming To Betsy Ross House

Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, says that from December 26th through 31st, they’ll be hosting free historic chocolate-making demonstrations.

12/22/2011