Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.
Cheesesteaks, Billy Penn and the American flag…they’re about as Philadelphia as it gets. But what about the woman who sewed that flag?
Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.
This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with events and activities honoring local women of the past, present and future.
A Philadelphia pastry shop institution baked a free red, white and blue ‘Happy Birthday America’ cake, and served it up, along with plenty of cupcakes at the Independence Visitor Center.
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.
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]
The Phanatic arrived today at the Independence Visitor Center wearing colonial-style clothing, to unveil the new book, “Phillie Phanatic’s Philadelphia Story.”