William Penn

The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple University

The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.

08/23/2014

Andy Maunder, President and tour guide for Awfully Nice Tours poses next to private tour van. (Credit: Dan Majka)

Hear Philly: An Awfully Nice Way To Experience Philadelphia

Whether it’s a private driving tour, a walking tour or a day on a Segway, Awfully Nice Tours allows you to experience the finest Philadelphia has to offer, from the city’s great history to it’s food and culture.

04/23/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

In Honor Of March’s Charter Day, Many Pa. Museums And Historic Sites Offering Free Admission

Charter Day, or March 9th, is held annually to celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania.

02/19/2014

(visitors peruse some of the rarely displayed items in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fully Renovated Historical Society of Pennsylvania Reopens To Public

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is celebrating its new, $5.7-million look.

10/16/2013

(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

(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

A statue of George Washington looks over a group of demonstrators on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on July 30, 2000, in Philadelphia. An unidentified National Park Law Enforcement Ranger stands guard at Independence Hall. (Photo credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Important Places To The People Who Built Philadelphia

Philadelphia is so renowned for hosting historical sites that are integral to the founding of this great nation that it’s easy to overlook the men and women who made them important. Find out who made this city what it is today.

08/13/2012

(Despite the rain showers, visitors appeared to have a good time today at today's celebration for the remade, child-friendly Franklin Square, at 6th and Race Streets in Philadelphia.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Franklin Square Celebrates 5th Anniversary Of Its Revival

With a big “huzzah,” rides on the famous carousel, and presents for other five-year-olds, Franklin Square on Friday celebrated its fifth anniversary since a multimillion-dollar makeover.

04/01/2011

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