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Philly Is Getting 5 New Historical Markers

Philadelphia — founded in 1682 by William Penn — is the oldest city in Pennsylvania. So when it comes to documenting the state’s history, in the […]


Historic Preservation Gets A Big Helping Hand From the National Trust

The designation of Philadelphia as the first and so far only World Heritage City in the United Statea two years ago brought with it bragging rights […]

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Full DNC PoliticalFest Schedule Announced: What to Do and Where

Last month we told you about PoliticalFest, the festival celebrating U.S. history, government and politics, which will run July 22nd-27th as part of the Democratic National […]


Philadelphia History Museum Throws 70s Party with Tastykake Wine Tasting

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Philadelphia History Museum is throwing it back, way back. Their 6th annual Cocktails in the Courtyard event is going retro […]


Drink Like an 18th Century Philadelphian at the Philadelphia History Museum

Have you ever caught yourself sitting in an old tavern thinking about how the wonderful concept of taverns came to be? Well, tomorrow night from 5:30 p.m. […]

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Philadelphia History Museum Throwing a 20s-Style Cocktail Party

Philadelphia History Museum is kicking it old school. The establishment’s Young Friends group is hosting a garden party called Cocktails in the Courtyard that will have dresses flapping to the […]

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Do Yoga on the World’s Largest Walkable Map of Philly with Pop Up Yoga Philly

Pop Up Yoga Philly’s first event of the year is shaping up to be a pretty awesome evening: On Thursday, January 29th, they’re hosting an all-levels Vinyasa […]

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Mayor Nutter to Donate 2008 Phillies World Series Ring to Philadelphia History Museum’s Baseball Collection

Tonight Mayor and First Lady Nutter will be honored at a special event by the Philadelphia History Museum for their contributions to the city and its history. […]