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(Natanya DiBona poses with a t-shirt advertising the 2014 edition of "Diner En Blanc" for Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Pop-Up Picnic, Food Truck Festival, and Casino Dining

Philadelphia’s third annual “Diner En Blanc,” a first-ever food truck event in Franklin Square, and more eating choices at Sugarhouse Casino are on the menu for this week’s “What’s Cooking,”

08/14/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.4.14

Chris broadcasts live from Independence Visitors Center on the 4th of July. He talks to Ed Welch from the National Park Service at 6:20, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday at 7:00, Amy Needle from Historic Philadelphia at 7:20, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece at 8:00, Author and descendent of George Washington, Austin Washington, at 8:20, and to Independence Visitors Center CEO Jim Cuorato at 8:50.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/04/2014

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
(credit: John McDevitt)

Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

06/21/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Colonial Reenactors In Philadelphia Keep A Sense Of Humor In Near Record-Setting Heat

Beating the heat isn’t always an easy thing to do when you are a colonial re-enactor in historic Philadelphia.

06/19/2014

Franklin Square. (Credit: Dan Majka.)

Hear Philly: From Milkshakes To Mini Golf, Franklin Square Has It All

Renovated in 2006, Franklin Square is filled with a variety of activities, including Center City’s only 18-hole miniature golf course, designed after many favorite Philly spots.

03/13/2014

Franklin Square. (Credit: Dan Majka.)

Hear Philly: Family Fun At Center City’s Mini Golf Course

Franklin Square is filled with fun for the whole family, but perhaps nothing is more popular than Philly Mini Golf.

03/13/2014

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Happy Birthday, Ben! Philadelphia’s Favorite Son Turns 308

Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.

01/17/2014

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

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.

11/12/2013

(Independence Visitor Center president Jim Cuorato, Historic Philadelphia president Amy Needle, and IVC staffers inside the Historic Philadelphia gift shop.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Independence Visitor Center Finds Temporary Home During Gov’t Shutdown

The Independence Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets on Independence Mall, has set up a makeshift operation inside the nearby Historic Philadelphia Center, at 6th and Chestnut.

10/09/2013

(The Cabinetmaker's Apprentices entertain visitors near the ticket counter of Historic Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Summer Activities Offered For Schoolkids Throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District

As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.

06/18/2013

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Franklin Square Celebrates First Day Of Spring

Franklin Square opened for its 7th season on Wednesday, a sure sign that spring has arrived.

03/20/2013

(Credit: www.historicphiladelphia.org)

Free Carousel Rides, Cake Shake Samplings At Franklin Square

Franklin Square will kick off it’s seventh season starting at noon on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

("Ben Franklin," played by Bill Robling, looks over a birthday cake in his honor.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Marks 307th Anniversary of Ben Franklin’s Birth

Franklin, played by actor Bill Robling, was in good spirits for the celebration at the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets.

01/17/2013

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Top Ways To Spend A Fall Day With The Family In Philadelphia

The colors and cool temperatures of autumn beckon all, and the Philadelphia area boasts ample family-friendly settings sure to make the season even better. So don your sweaters, hop in the car and be on your way to the best places to spend a fall day in Philly.

09/21/2012

credit: Cherri Gregg

How Philadelphians Handled Heatwaves In 1776

If you think it’s hot today, just imagine what it was like in 1776 with no air conditioning. “You didn’t go out in the noon sun unless you were are farmer or something like that.”

06/20/2012

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