The youth facing down demolition crews made national news, and proved to be a watershed moment for the neighborhood. The protest put a pause on the project.
A little-known trust the city administers is a reminder of the importance of philanthropy for promoting the common good. It's especially timely this time of year, when many Philadelphians face great needs. And it offers a reminder of what it takes for our nation to rebuild its frayed culture.
Starting this month, visitors to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will have the opportunity to watch as conservators open up and renovate dioramas that have remained untouched since they were first installed in the 1930s.
The WPA funded original artistic works by supporting thousands of artists representing a variety of mediums, including theater, literature, music, and visual art.
Before professional football arrived in Philly, a recreational outfit founded in 1899 known as the Yellow Jackets operated out of the city's Frankford neighborhood.
Because of Maurice Hilleman's work on vaccines, we live 30 years longer than we did 100 years ago.
Though the Delaware Valley's influence on the car industry may be minimal today, one Philly area company had an enormous impact on the development of U.S. car manufacturing throughout the first half of the 20th century.
Conceived as fight song, evolved into an anthem, and now gone to the dogs:
"Fly, Eagles, fly …"
This year marks the 100th anniversary of a worldwide flu pandemic that devastated Philadelphia. Could such a thing happen again?
In 1912, a group of women from prominent Philly families including Constance E. Biddle, Sarah Lowery, Margaret Newbold, and Gertrude Ely founded the Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP).
Eleven days after the New York Times first published the Pentagon Papers, 16 other U.S. newspapers followed suit, including The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Brewing in the Southeast Pennsylvania region dates back to the early colonial period, when Quakers in the region ran small, personal brewing operations out of their homes.
The Mummers Parade grew out of this variegated background, resulting in Philly's famous (and famously peculiar) News Years tradition.