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Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center's Playwriting ContestAnd the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.
Author: Washington Didn't Want To Become America's First PresidentChris Stigall talked to author Edward Larson on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his new book, <em>The Return of George Washington,</em> about Washington’s return to politics following the Revolutionary War.
Happy Birthday, Ben! Philadelphia’s Favorite Son Turns 308Philadelphia's favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.
Peco, Historic Philadelphia Prepare To Light Up Holiday Season In Franklin Square At Franklin Square, PECO workers and volunteers were busy Tuesday getting the park ready for the holidays.
Former Counterfeiter Weighs in on Philly-Centric New $100 Bill DesignThere's a lot of Philadelphia in the new design, from Ben Franklin to Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. But it's really all about thwarting counterfeiters.
Billboard Preventing High-Rise Apartment Building Construction In Old City
Bartrams Brought <em>Franklinia</em> To PhillyAll the <em>Franklinias</em> that exist today came from the seeds of trees the Bartrams discovered in Georgia. They planted them in their Philadelphia gardens and named the new trees after Ben Franklin.
Ground Broken For New Benj. Franklin Museum In Old City PhiladelphiaWhen completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground -- below the area known as "Franklin Court," just off Fourth and Market Streets.
Historical Marker To Be Placed In Old City For First Volunteer Fire CompanyAn unveiling ceremony will take place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Market Street between 2nd and 3rd honoring the site of the first volunteer company in the nation. The Union Fire Company got its start in 1736 by Ben Franklin and others.