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
“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.”
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In Philadelphia, when you thought of Toyland and the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Gimbels was the department store that lured you to Market Street.
Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ
An unusual and rare piece of American history will be on display this Monday, The Fourth of July, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Moland House in Warwick, Bucks County.
Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]
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 […]
Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.
He cracked a smile. Finally, he cracked a smile. Roy “Doc” Halladay had stomped through the Phillies’ dugout most of Saturday night as he always does, intense and focused like a masked executioner about to lop off someone’s […]
There was about nine-feet of inch-thick plexiglass separating Jack Mannion Jr. and his younger brother Mike from the Flyers’ bench last Friday night in Boston’s TD Garden, but the two were very hard to miss. […]
You’ll remember their names. You have to. Simon Gagne, Michael Leighton, Mike Richards, Claude Giroux, Dan Carcillo, Chris Pronger, Kimmo Timonen, Danny Briere, James Van Riemsdyk, Scott Hartnell and coach Peter Laviolette, and we can go […]