Posts Tagged ‘historical tourism’

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

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

March 9, 2016  |  News, Vantage

Reporter Ryan Briggs parses the meaning of the recent inclusion of Philadelphia in the “Organization of World Heritage Cities” and has a look at what it might mean for historic preservation > more

Center City Churches Open Their Doors For Sacred Spaces Tour

Center City Churches Open Their Doors For Sacred Spaces Tour

December 12, 2014  |  Buzz

This Sunday, thirteen historic Center City churches will open their doors to the public for free, self-guided tours > more

Let’s Dry Dock—And Keep—The USS <i>Olympia</i>

Let’s Dry Dock—And Keep—The USS Olympia

October 7, 2013  |  Morning Blend

A plan to retain the historic ship, Dranoff Riverside project still not in the clear, Sheperd Fairey piece to be replaced, and some gratuitous heritage touring advice > more