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Betsy Ross

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

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.

06/16/2014

(Credit: Betsy Ross House)

Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Philadelphia

This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with events and activities honoring local women of the past, present and future.

03/04/2013

Vince Termini Jr. (left) watches as co-workers put finishing touches on 5-tier cake surrounded by cupcakes, in the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Pastry Shop Serves Up A Special July 4th Treat

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.

07/04/2012

(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

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

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 […]

06/13/2011

("Betsy Ross" joins the Phillie Phanatic at the Independence Visitor Center on Friday.  Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Ninth ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Book For Children Unveiled At Independence Mall

The Phanatic arrived today at the Independence Visitor Center wearing colonial-style clothing, to unveil the new book, “Phillie Phanatic’s Philadelphia Story.”

06/10/2011