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Independence Hall. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Week-Long Activities Lead Up To Peace Day In Philadelphia

Peace Day, as established by the United Nations, is September 21. In Philadelphia there’s a week of lectures, service projects and concerts leading up to next Sunday.

09/14/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

(Country singer Doreen Taylor, speaking to kids during a ceremony on Independence Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Singer Named ‘Ambassador’ For National Parks Conservation

“Get off your iPhone!” Doreen Taylor advises. “When I was a kid, my parents packed us all into a car, drove us cross country, and we saw every single national park that we could.”

07/16/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

Wawa employees build a giant hoagie at the Independence Visitor Center. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Free Wawa Hoagies Today At Independence Mall

Today at noon, Wawa will be giving out FIVE TONS of hoagies in honor of Wawa Welcome America Hoagie Day to “celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of deliciousness.”

07/02/2014

Park service spokeswoman Jane Cowley (credit: Pat Loeb)

Advocates Urge Officials To Make Necessary Repairs To President’s House Exhibit

It took a monumental effort to get the President’s House exhibit open on Independence Mall four years ago, and now advocates are promising another campaign to get it operating properly.

05/29/2014

Author Gus Spector holding his new book that takes a different look into Philadelphia's past. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

New Book Delivers A Look Into Philadelphia’s Past

You can take a stroll through Philadelphia of decades past in a new book that sprung mostly from its author’s collection of old postcards.

05/25/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.

05/13/2014

(Artist's rendering of new condominium high-rise planned for 5th & Walnut Streets.  Cupola of Independence Hall is at lower right, surrounded by scaffolding.)

Developer Hoping To Appease National Park Service With Condo Design For 5th & Walnut

Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.

03/11/2014

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PA Environmentalists Arrested Over XL Oil Pipeline

Police in Philadelphia are starting to arrest a group of activists staging a protest over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

03/10/2014

People rally on Independence Mall on Sunday, March 9th, to protest Russia's presence in Crimea. Credit: Justin Udo.

Independence Mall Protesters Denounce Russian Invasion Of Crimea

Standing with Ukrainian, Polish and American flags, dozens of demonstrators took over the mall, protesting what is going on in Ukraine.

03/09/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Ukrainians Show Support For Homeland Protests

Violence in Ukraine is spurring a call for action from the local Ukrainian-American community.

02/19/2014

Emilio Buitrago and other protestors near the Liberty Bell. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Violence In Venezuela Sparks Protests In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Venezuelan community rallied on Independence Mall on Sunday to call attention to growing unrest in Caracas and the death of three student protestors there.

02/16/2014

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Independence Mall

Create a unique and lasting holiday memory rich with history and merriment for you and your loved ones by planning a visit to Independence Mall.

12/18/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

End Of Government Shutdown Brings Philadelphia’s Historical Sites Back To Life

The end of the government shutdown means Philadelphia’s historical sites are now open for business.

10/17/2013

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