Christ Church Burial Ground placed a plaque honoring Maj. Charles Izard McEuen, a founding member of the Union League who was later killed in battle just days before the Civil War ended.
Some of the original Freedom Fighters whose protest led to the desegregation of Girard College in the 1960s were back outside the school this morning, celebrating 50 years since their historic demonstration.
Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who had a Philadelphia connection.
Hundreds of children were showing their smarts and their creativity at a history competition being held, today and tomorrow, at the National Constitution Center.
Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.
Despite the frigid weather conditions, about 75 people, led by Union cavalry reënactors, marched from Broad Street to Independence Hall.
The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.
The Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.
Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.
The Moonstone Arts Center is hosting a festival of events that tells the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.
The tree was dedicated to the founding father of the museum, philanthropist Gerry Lenfest (at left in photo).
“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.
Owners are not permitted to change the exterior in any way but can remodel inside to their hearts content.
A reënactor portraying Col. John Nixon read the words of the Declaration of Independence to hundreds assembled in Independence Park, behind Independence Hall.
Author Elizabeth Mitchell says the iconic statue’s hand and torch made a trip to Philadelphia in 1876 to help raise fund for the project’s completion.