Anna Jarivis, the Philadelphia woman who started Mother’s Day, spent her later years trying to do away with the holiday, including turning on her earliest supporter, John Wanamaker.
It was 100 years ago today, when President William Howard Taft officially dedicated the Wannamaker Building, in a speech over the now-famous eagle statue in the center city landmark.
The Wanamaker pipe organ, nestled in the Grand Court of what is now Macy’s center city Philadelphia department store, is celebrating 100 years of high notes.
The Arden Theatre is wrapping up its mainstage season with a new work set in the early years of the John Wanamaker department store.
The University of Pennsylvania is in a tug-of-war with a group of native Alaskans over some tribal artifacts. A village clan wants them back, and final possession of the objects could be decided in court.