January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.
This collection of signatures of all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence heads to auction on December 15th.
Students at Friends Academy in Westampton, NJ spent the summer reading up on the early 19th-century exploration of the American West. History teachers have centered on the project.
The remains of five Irish immigrants unearthed a decade ago near Paoli, Pa. were today transported to a cemetery for burial this coming Friday.
This week, Civil War buffs will be observing a reënactment of the most significant naval battle in US waters -– the clash between the “Monitor” and the “Merrimack,” on the Chesapeake Bay.
A getaway to the nearby Chesapeake Bay this summer could put visitors on a working crab boat, on the trail of Captain John Smith.
Council’s Rules Committee gave an initial okay to a zoning change for the southwest corner of Third and Chestnut Streets.
The “Washington’s Birthday Encampment and Pilgrimage” is the oldest continuous scouting event in the world.
By Tim Jimenez PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After an 18-month wait, a historic bell will toll tomorrow on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. No, not that bell. This one is called the Centennial Bell, and it hangs […]
The United States Constitution turns 225 this year, and the National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall, has lined up a year’s worth of events to mark the anniversary.
Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, says that from December 26th through 31st, they’ll be hosting free historic chocolate-making demonstrations.
For traditional 17th-century fare this Thanksgiving, how about a getaway to this old Virginia colony?
“The hooks are actually where a lot of the carcasses of the cows were hung, and they remind you of some of the things that hooks were used for over the next 200 years in our history.”
The site, which opened just ten months ago on Independence Mall, has been plagued with technical problems right from the beginning.
The trail, known as “W3R” for “Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route,” runs 685 miles from Newport, RI to Yorktown, Va.