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Independence Seaport Museum

An interactive cannon at the exhibit, Home of the Brave: the War of 1812, at the Independence Seaport Museum. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Exhibit On Philadelphia’s Role In War Of 1812 Opens At Seaport Museum

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.


Black History Month Events Guide

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 Parrrhty At The Buccaneer’s Ball

It’s a New Year’s Eve party with a pirate theme at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.


(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Independence Seaport Museum Draws A Large Crowd To It’s Parade Of Lights

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.


(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

4 Groups Vying To Own Historic USS Olympia Pass Muster So Far

The process of transferring the USS Olympia to a new caretaker is moving forward.


File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

The Philadelphia Cup Regatta Takes Place Saturday

About 80 sailboats from three local clubs will be competing in the event that will take place Saturday on the Delaware river.


(Credit: Independence Seaport Museum)

Six Groups Say They Want Ownership Of USS Olympia

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.


Reenactor Max Kaiserman will lead visitors through the history of the USS Olympia. (credit: KYW's Karin Phillips)

Historic Reencacment Tours Aboard USS Olympia This Weekend

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.



Potential USS Olympia Buyers Must Submit Proposals Today

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.


(Former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo, following his sentencing for corruption.   File photo)

Resentencing Ordered For Vincent Fumo, Could Portend Stiffer Sentence

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.


(Credit: www.seaportmuseum.org)

Historic USS Olympia Will Spend At Least One More Summer Docked At Penn’s Landing

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.


USS Olympia (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Summit Seeks New Home For USS Olympia

The summit drew a TV crew from, of all places, the Ukraine, evidence of the ship’s storied past.


(Photos by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio)

USCG Tall Ship Arrives In Philadelphia For 75th Anniversary Tour

The US Coast Guard cutter barque “Eagle” arrived at Penn’s Landing this morning on the first stop of its 75th-anniversary tour across the Atlantic.



Museum To Host Summit For USS Olympia Suitors

We told you yesterday that a West Coast group wants to make a bid for the USS Olympia, the nearly 120-year-old cruiser now at Penn’s Landing, and they’ll get their chance this spring.



USS Olympia Has Suitor On West Coast

The USS Olympia, berthed at Penn’s Landing, has a new suitor a continent away, but the venerable warship needs money whether it’s to stay or go.