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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 14, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Celebrating President’s Day In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect place to celebrate historical holidays, especially Presidents’ Day. With attractions such as the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, there is no better place to discover Presidential history. President George Washington and President John Adams led our country from their Presidential home at sixth and market streets, now [...]

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Brian Anthony Wilson, Actor On HBO’s The Wire
 

Local actor Brian Anthony Wilson is probably best known as Detective Vernon Holley on the award-winning HBO series The Wire. But he frequently stars in Philadelphia theater productions, and is known to attend as many local shows as he can in support of the community.

See him in person, in a different capacity, when he sings in “Five-Minute Follies Presents the Great American Songbook,” Saturday, April 7 at The Rotunda.

Check out the video above to see Brian at the Philadelphia Acting Studio where we filmed him and he teaches acting classes, and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Acting Studio
338 Brown Street
www.philaacting.com

The President’s House
600 Market Street
www.phila.gov/presidentshouse

Local actor Brian Anthony Wilson is probably best known as Detective Vernon Holley on the award-winning HBO series The Wire. But he frequently stars in Philadelphia theater productions, and is known to attend as many local shows as he can in support of the community. See him in person, in a different capacity, when he [...]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents’ Day: Top Picks For How To Celebrate The Holiday

When it comes to historical holidays, there’s nowhere better to celebrate than Philadelphia. The paths to understanding American history all converge in Philadelphia, at places like the President’s House, above, an open-air site on Independence Mall, home to Presidents George Washington and John Adams while Philadelphia served as the young nation’s capital; Independence Hall, birthplace [...]

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July 20, 2011

Summer Of Washington: The National Constitution Center’s Exhibition Is The Centerpiece Of A Region-Wide Celebration Of All Things George

With the arrival of the National Constitution Center’s new exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, Philadelphia has begun its “Summer of Washington,” a region-wide celebration that provides residents and visitors with a glimpse into the life of the nation’s first president. It’s no secret that Philadelphia has a rich historical [...]

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June 28, 2011

The National Constitution Center To Host The President’s House: Their Untold Stories In Quilts In Tandem With Its George Washington Exhibition

The National Constitution Center’s blockbuster summer exhibition Discover the Real George Washington will officially open this Friday, July 1 (there’s a Thursday, June 30 preview party and one-night beer garden event) in tandem with a special exhibition, The President’s House: Their Untold Stories In Quilts. Presented in collaboration with the nearby President’s House, the exhibition [...]

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January 31, 2011

Commemorate Black History Month All February Long At Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park, the Old City collection of historic city attractions, is offering multiple ways to commemorate Black History Month. The newly opened President’s House is running a program entitled “Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation,” a video and tour, Saturday, February 5th from 10am to noon and Saturday, February [...]

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December 15, 2010

Photo Of The Day: The President’s House On Independence Mall Officially Opens To The Public Today

The President’s House on Independence Mall made its much-anticipated official public opening today at noon with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Michael Nutter and former Mayor John Street. For more information, visit our previous posts, the official website on Phila.gov or the other official website from the National Park Service. Check out a [...]

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December 14, 2010

Reminder: The Groundbreaking New President’s House Interpretive Site Celebrates Its Grand Opening Tomorrow at Noon on Independence Mall

The President’s House makes its much-anticipated official public opening with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at Independence Mall, tomorrow at noon. The open-air, historic interpretive site tells the story of the nation’s first executive mansion, inhabited by Presidents George Washington and John Adams. The focus is on the lives of nine enslaved Africans held by Washington, [...]

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December 10, 2010

The President’s House, A Groundbreaking New Interpretive Site On Independence Mall, Set To Officially Open To The Public Next Wednesday, December 15

On Wednesday, December 15th, the long-anticipated President’s House historical site — officially titled The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation — will celebrate its grand opening on Independence Mall. After a decade of passionate debate, national attention and unprecedented collaboration, the powerful President’s House interpretive site is finally ready [...]

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