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Judge To Decide Whether Local College Should Be Allowed Liquor License

A Delaware County judge is being asked to decide on whether Swarthmore College should be allowed a liquor license as part of a hotel it plans to build on campus.
A group of residents wants to uphold its tradition as a dry town.

04/27/2014

(Ben Franklin's beer tankard, right, sits alongside a broken remnant of a commoner's clay beer mug at the Philadelphia History Museum.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Beer-Tasting Event Caps Philadelphia History Museum’s Brewing Exhibition

As part of its ongoing exhibition of craft brewing in Philadelphia, a center city museum on Thursday night is hosting a beer tasting event with three local experts who will talk about the city’s centuries-long love affair with beer.

01/24/2013

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Constitution Center, With Prohibition Show, Marks Anniversary of 18th Amendment

That amendment ushered in the Prohibition era in 1920.

01/16/2013

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Hatchet, Speakeasy Help Tell Tale Of Prohibition At National Constitution Center

A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone’s trial, and lawman Eliot Ness’ sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in U.S. history.

11/11/2012

(Daniel Okrent, curator of a new exhibit about Prohibition at the National Constitution Center.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Prohibition Exhibit Set To Open At National Constitution Center

Curator Daniel Okrent says there’s a lot to learn about the US Constitution by examining this period in American history.

10/18/2012

Stigall Show Log 8.1.12

Chris says goodbye to Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino and discusses the Phillies trade deadline moves with radio Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke. He discusses Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel and the consternation among the press and also chats with Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/01/2012

November 1931: Evening dressed revellers buying their drinks at a bar at the time of prohibition. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Prohibition Exhibit Opening At National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center has announced the opening of a new exhibition that will explore the era of prohibition in America.

08/01/2012

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Imbibe Like It’s Illegal: Philly’s Top Speakeasies

Men, wax that handlebar ‘stache, and ladies, slap on some red lipstick: the days of Prohibition might be long gone, but inside Philly’s modern-day speakeasies, the spirit of the Roaring Twenties permeates the alcohol.

03/01/2012

(Ken Burns at National Constitution Center on Friday.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

In Philadelphia, Filmmaker Ken Burns Focuses On Civility In National Discourse

Filmmaker Ken Burns is leading a list of dignitaries this weekend in a conference focusing on civility in democracy.

03/25/2011

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