History

(Archeological dig at Elfreth's Alley. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Archeological Dig Unearths Really Old Findings In Old City

There is a lot to be learned about Philadelphia through 150-year-old trash.

07/18/2013

Philadelphia 4th Of July Parade

Tens Of Thousands Travel From Across Continent To Celebrate Independence Day In Philadelphia

It doesn’t get more patriotic than Philadelphia’s July 4th parade, right in the heart of one of our nation’s most historic areas.

07/04/2013

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2nd Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg Begins

The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.

07/04/2013

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Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It’s great fun except for one thing: Someone’s going to have to “die.”

07/04/2013

(Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Gettysburg Readies For 150th Anniversary Of Battle

The commemoration of this year’s milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.

05/26/2013

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Getaway Guide: Georgetown, MD

Sitting with a drink in hand at sunset on the deck of the Kitty Knight House, the bend in the river is a tranquil spot today. There’s no hint that 200 years ago the War of 1812 ravaged the area.

04/25/2013

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Top Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a historic city that offers numerous places to immerse yourself in history, from where the Declaration of Independence was signed to the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. Here are some of the best places to learn in Philadelphia.

02/15/2013

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Top Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In Philadelphia

Every February, the City of Brotherly Love allows Philadelphians a chance to learn about and celebrate African American artists, authors, leaders and, most notably, those who have struggled against all odds to have the freedoms all Americans enjoy today.

02/01/2013

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Eskin vs. A Chicken

Howard Eskin played Tic Tac Toe with a chicken at Wing Bowl 10 back in 2002.  Watch the video…

12/31/2012

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Angelo’s Favorite Wing Bowl Memory

Angelo talks about his favorite Wing Bowl moment! Watch the video…

08/15/2012

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Glen Macnow’s First Show

Glen Macnow talks about how he got his start, and his first show at WIP.  Watch the video…

07/19/2012

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Hughes On Iverson

94WIP’s Rhea Hughes shares her feelings on Allen Iverson and the excitement of Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals.  Watch the video…

07/02/2012

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Guide To The Betsy Ross House

History is everywhere in the nation’s first capital, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the grassy quads of Penn. So it’s no surprise that the creator of our nation’s flag and one of the most important women in American history, Betsy Ross, lived and worked right here in Philadelphia

05/22/2012

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Local Experts Say Philadelphia Deserves More Prominent Role In Poe Movie ‘The Raven’

“Almost all the works that they talk about in the movie and that the murders are about, they’re all Philadelphia stories. The greatest hits he wrote here,” Historian Ed Petit says. “The Raven, he may have begun it while living in Philadelphia.”

04/26/2012

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The History Of Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…

01/29/2012

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