Apr 17

Remembering Benjamin Franklin 224 years after his passing

Posted 1 day, 3 hours ago.


April 17 is the 224th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death in 1790, at the age of 84.

Feb 21

Pitchers, catchers…and signers report: a Founding Fathers baseball dream team

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

Dec 12

Happy anniversary, Pennsylvania

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.


On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, but it’s home to many firsts.

Aug 24

French lessons: from revolutionary Philadelphia to Libya with love

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago.


With Gadhafi on the ropes, Philadelphia’s French fetish is hard to miss.

Aug 10

Chocolate as America

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.


American history never tasted so good.