Independence Seaport Museum
More than 40 people from the Philadelphia area were on board the Titanic 100 years ago. Some of their stories are told in a new exhibit, opening today at the Independence Seaport Museum along Penn’s Landing.
The USS Olympia, Dewey’s historic flagship docked on Penn’s Landing, has engines of the same design as were used later in the Titanic.
One-hundred years after the “unsinkable” ship, well, sank, the James Cameron-directed sob-fest starring Leo and Kate returns to the big screen—in 3-D! Here’s a guide to Titanic-themed events and programs here in Philadelphia.
To many Americans it’s the forgotten war. Nearly thirty years after the end of the Revolutionary War, America was battling the British again. And, Seaport Museum curator Craig Bruns says Philadelphia was right in the thick of it.
Since 1976, the United States has set aside February as Black History Month. Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.
It’s a New Year’s Eve party with a pirate theme at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.
The Independence Seaport Museum held its 2nd annual Seaport Parade of Lights Saturday night on Penn’s Landing. Tug boats and other vessels were lit up with festive lights and put on a show for spectators.
The process of transferring the USS Olympia to a new caretaker is moving forward.
About 80 sailboats from three local clubs will be competing in the event that will take place Saturday on the Delaware river.
Six groups vying to become custodian of an historic US naval cruiser now berthed in Philadelphia have passed the first hurdle in the takeover process.
This Friday through Sunday, the living history crew aboard the USS Olympia will give visitors a historical look back at life on the Spanish-American war cruiser.
Jesse Lebovics, manager of the historic ships for the Independence Seaport Museum, says letters of intent to acquire the Spanish American war crusier are expected from at least five groups in Philadelphia, Baltimore, North Carolina and California.
The appeals court agreed with prosecutors that US District Judge Ronald Buckwalter did not explain why he sentenced the Philadelphia Democrat far below federal sentencing guidelines.
The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.
The summit drew a TV crew from, of all places, the Ukraine, evidence of the ship’s storied past.