• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

You are viewing 7 articles by the author Christine Fisher concerning History & Archaeology

Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first…

Black History Month events for the plannerly

All month long, Philly is buzzing with activities in celebration of Black History Month. We thought we’d highlight a few events…

Marian Anderson Historical Society opens its doors for MLK Day of Service

The Marian Anderson Historical Society opened the doors to famed contralto Marian Anderson's home yesterday. The open house and senior citizen…

From world's workshop to hipster mecca: Northern Liberties artist curates community history exhibit

In a warehouse dating back to 1892, once the home of a publishing company, later occupied by a somewhat illicit business…

Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s,…

Mixplace students lead 40th Street walking party to move the conversation forward

Last week nine teens participating in Mixplace Studio led a walking party on 40th Street from Walnut to Wallace streets. The…

Explore Fort Mifflin ruins (new and old) this Sunday and next

For the next two Sundays the Hidden City Festival invites guests to step into a space where it’s not quite clear…





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