Posts Tagged ‘Independence National Historical Park’

Benjamin Franklin Museum Opens This Weekend, Free Of Its Old Quirks

Benjamin Franklin Museum Opens This Weekend, Free Of Its Old Quirks

August 21, 2013  |  Art & Design

The brand new Benjamin Franklin Museum opens on Saturday. Bicentennial baby Brad Maule finds the charm of its predecessor missing from the sleek new museum > more

Striking A Chord For Liberty

Striking A Chord For Liberty

April 5, 2013  |  History

On the 12th anniversary of a tourist striking the Liberty Bell with a hammer, Brad Maule talks with the man who did it, and examines where the bell—and what it represents—have come in the years since > more

When President-Elect Lincoln Came To Independence Hall

When President-Elect Lincoln Came To Independence Hall

February 25, 2013  |  History

With Southern states already seceding, Lincoln was greeted by an enormous crowd--the largest and loudest and most voracious of his inaugural tour > more

On Banker's Row, Red Brick Paving Was Good As Gold

On Banker’s Row, Red Brick Paving Was Good As Gold

August 13, 2012  |  History

Chestnut Street--Wall Street before the US central bank was moved from Philadelphia--was once paved with red brick. Harry K says red brick meant gold. He has the story on what was "Banker's Row" > more

Which Contexts Matter?

Which Contexts Matter?

June 20, 2012  |  Architecture

In the Museum of the American Revolution, Robert A.M. Stern set out to design something that "could never have been built anywhere else." The result is the exact opposite--and a lost opportunity for Philadelphia > more