Posts Tagged ‘American Revolution’

Behind The Publicity Stunt At Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Behind The Publicity Stunt At Benjamin Franklin’s Grave

April 19, 2017  |  Vantage

Nearly 70 years after Benjamin Franklin’s death, public outcry demanding honor for the Founding Father transformed a battered, overgrown gravesite into a popular tourist destination. But the real story isn't at all what we've been told. Join Mark Dixon as he uncovers truth and public deception behind the hole in the wall at Benjamin Franklin's grave > more

On Callowhill, Channeling The Ghost Of Old York Road

On Callowhill, Channeling The Ghost Of Old York Road

July 22, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us down to 4th and Callowhill where an out of place fire plug summons the spirit of Old York Road > more

Losing Our <em>Independence</em>: Bicentennial Film In Last Days

Losing Our Independence: Bicentennial Film In Last Days

November 16, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. waxes nostalgic about Independence, a 28-minute John Huston film about the American Revolutionary War that has been playing at Independence National Historical Park since the Bicentennial > more

Following Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

Following Allens/Allen’s/Allen Lane to the Origins of Mount Airy

January 9, 2014  |  Vantage

Across the street from the Wawa at Germantown Avenue and Allens Lane, a historical marker traces the roots of Mount Airy. William Allen, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania—and British Loyalist—built his estate here in 1750. Neighborhood resident Brad Maule profiles Allen's influence on young Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, then considers s's and apostrophes on Allens/Allen's/Allen Lane > more

Three Centuries And Countless Incarnations In Paschalville

Three Centuries And Countless Incarnations In Paschalville

July 22, 2013  |  The Shadow Knows

In Southwest Philly, traces of the Revolutionary War and Underground Railroad survive if you know where to find them. The Shadow Knows, as he digs into the Garrick House's history > more