Independence Mall

Independence Hall File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

KYW Flashback: Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of The United States Constitution In Philadelphia

It was the 200th anniversary of the historic gathering to draft a constitution that would define the morals and goals of a new country.

05/27/2015

(Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Freedom Fighters Remembered, History Lessons Taught On Independence Mall

Memorial Day is the time to remember those who died defending our freedom, including those who served in our nation’s very first Army.

05/23/2015

(A visitor to the National Museum of American Jewish History views Richard Avedon's portrait of Allen Ginsberg and his family.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon Photography

The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.

04/22/2015

(Independence Mall. File photo by Jim Melwert)

ONLY A DRILL: Philadelphia Police Hold Training Exercise Tonight In Old City

The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

KYW Newsradio Joins CBS 3 at the Broadcast Center in 2014 (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

KYW Flashback: Newsradio Goes On The Move…Again And Again

If KYW Newsradio moves its studios to a new Philadelphia location — it must be March.

03/13/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

Opera Philadelphia's performance of the Barber of Seville played on two large screens on Independence Mall. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Thousands Converge On Independence Mall For Night Of Opera

Folks packed onto Independence Mall to watch Opera Philadelphia’s performance of the Barber of Seville Saturday.

09/27/2014

(Independence Mall. File photo by 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

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