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Breaking Away - From 1776

Having a lot of history is one thing; making the most of it is quite another.

While the Delaware Valley's default setting for history is 1776, there is much more to be experienced. We have the Quaker City. There's the Workshop of the World and the Arsenal of Democracy. Depending on what streets one chooses, there are histories of innovation, literature, science and music. And much, much more. It's all here, but knowing how to act on the obvious has evaded us for some time. [Read more...]


Credits:
Joel Rose, Producer and Editor
Viet Le, Rachael Berenguer and Jennifer Lynn, Associate Producers
Elisabeth Perez-Luna, Executive Producer
Kenneth Finkel, Executive Director, Arts & Culture Service

Funding was provided by The William Penn Foundation.


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Marking Pennsylvania History

ExplorePAHistory.com Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia
The two-year skirmish over Philadelphia's Civil War Museum may be over. A judge yesterday gave preliminary approval to a legal cease-fire between the museum's board and state politicians. The cash-poor institution had talked of loaning hundreds of its artifacts to a museum in Virginia. The new agreement would keep the prized collection in Center City, as WHYY's Aries Keck reports. [Listen]

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