There were fireworks, cannon volleys, and a full-dress parade outside a National Park Service building that is slated for demolition to make way for the new museum.
First District councilman Mark Squilla says he’s finally been able to speak with the CEO of the firm that controls the old Engine 46 firehouse at Reed and Water Streets, near Delaware Avenue.
The iconic estate has a history going back to the Revolutionary War, and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The group that runs the site is suing a contractor over a partially completed addition.
As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.
On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.
Cecil B. Moore’s military, legal, and political careers are depicted in a new mural at the Cecil B. Moore stop of Septa’s Broad Street line in North Philadelphia.
Balance, pattern, the “rule of thirds,” and color contrast are some of the things that Armond Scavo will teach about photograph composition on one of his three-hour walking tours in places that include the historic district, Rittenhouse Square, or the Italian market neighborhood.
“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.
“I think and hope we may finally be at a tipping point,” said Rabbi David Strauss. “The American people, I believe, have been aroused by this ongoing, senseless slaughter.”
This collection of signatures of all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence heads to auction on December 15th.
“It was a place that was open all night — people hung out there,” notes South Street historian Joel Spivak, who says that Levis’ hot dogs and cherry sodas were legendary.
The remains of five Irish immigrants unearthed a decade ago near Paoli, Pa. were today transported to a cemetery for burial this coming Friday.
A city council committee proposes calling the open-air concert stage “The Georgie Woods Entertainment Center at the Robin Hood Dell.”
The luncheon was organized by the Wilton Norman Chamberlain Postal Stamp Committee, which, after four years, is still working to have a Wilt stamp printed by the US Postal Service.
“The ‘Valentine to the Market’ is a gala fundraiser to raise money for the improvement of the market and to ensure that we have the Reading Terminal Market for future generations,” says general manager Paul Steinke.