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April 15, 2014

The American Philosophical Society Museum Presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, And The Founding Of A Nation, April 17-December 28

Opening this Thursday, April 17, the American Philosophical Society Museum presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation, an in-depth look at the life of Thomas Jefferson during his time in Philadelphia. The influential founding father spent a significant amount of time in Philadelphia and initiated nationwide change from his temporary home here. Further [...]

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April 8, 2014

Historic Philadelphia Presents Colonial For A Day, An Opportunity For Children To Dress In 18th-Century Attire Throughout The Year

Dress as they would in the olden days as Historic Philadelphia unveils Colonial For A Day, a brand-new kid-friendly program. On certain days throughout the year, children are invited to dress up in 18th-century garb as they explore the sights of historic Philadelphia. Costume rental is available for both boys and girls and costs $24.95 [...]

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March 31, 2014

Now Open: Historic Franklin Square Park And SquareBurger Are Officially Open For The 2014 Season

The spring season has finally arrived, and Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square is open and ready to welcome families, history buffs and lovers of milkshakes. Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions daily through the fall. As long [...]

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March 14, 2014

The National Museum of American Jewish History Presents Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American, On View Through October 26

Ready to play ball, Philadelphia? Now open at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American offers the first large-scale look at the role baseball has played in the lives and cultures of many American minority groups. Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the [...]

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March 5, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Women’s History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events And More, All March Long

March is the month for honoring the legacy of history’s most incredible women, and it’s easy to join in the celebration in Philadelphia. With International Women’s Day approaching on Saturday, March 8, now is the time to mark Women’s History Month in the City of Brotherly Love by checking out everything from one-night-only special events [...]

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February 26, 2014

Awesome News Alert: A New Alfresco Beer Garden Is Coming To Independence Mall This Summer

It’s no secret that we here at Uwishunu absolutely love beer gardens, and have for some time. We’re huge proponents of the whole concept of eating and drinking outdoors, and know alfresco options are a key element to Philadelphia’s food and drink scene during the spring, summer and fall. So we were beyond thrilled to [...]

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February 25, 2014

Historic Franklin Square Park Opens For The 2014 Season This Saturday, March 1; SquareBurger To Reopen Saturday, March 22

Winter weather may be persisting, but Philadelphia’s annual signs of spring are thankfully at hand. Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square plans to reopen for the 2014 season this Saturday, March 1. Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions, [...]

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February 10, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Presidents’ Day Celebrations In Philadelphia In 2014, Including Free Museum Admission, Themed Tours And More

Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, honors the birthdays of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the work of our nation’s Commander-in-chiefs. Celebrate Presidents’ Day 2014 with free museum admission, special tours, themed events and more for the duration of the entire long weekend — and beyond. With such iconic attractions as the National Constitution Center, the Liberty [...]

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February 5, 2014

The National Constitution Center Explores Its Namesake Document In The Initiative 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) All February Long

In our country’s history, more than 11,000 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed, but only a mere 27 have been ratified. Why such a small number? What is the process by which a proposal becomes an amendment? Who decides what becomes law? The

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January 28, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Black History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events, Performances And More, All February Long

Since Philadelphia’s earliest days, African-American culture has played an influential role in shaping the city’s personality. This February, Philadelphia celebrates that heritage and Black History Month with special events, exhibitions, film screenings and other activities. Locals and visitors can join members of the esteemed Tiberino family of artists on guided tours of The Unflinching Eye: [...]

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