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When you live somewhere, sometimes it takes awhile for you to visit a local landmark. I wonder how many Philadelphians have never even visited the Liberty Bell or the Museum of the American Revolution. It took me 4 years to get to the “new” Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, within walking distance of our Rittenhouse …

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I’m a proud Philadelphia native. Philadelphia has a credible claim to having the most historic square mile in the United States. I grew up being learning about William Penn who founded the city in 1683, and taking school trips to Independence Hall. There, 13 British colonies broke away from Great Britain in 1776 to ultimately …

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s less than a month until the 4th of July, the day the United States celebrates its birthday. Last year I urged you to celebrate the 4th of July in Philadelphia, my home town, but I didn’t give you much advance planning time.  This year, I’m giving you plenty of …

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An early March visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show won’t actually “cure” spring fever if you live in the northern tier of the United States or in Canada, but it might tide you over until real spring has sprung. One of the few years I missed visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show was the year our …

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Those visiting Philadelphia to steep themselves in the early history of the United States will find the Museum of the American Revolution to be a worthy addition to “America’s most historic square mile”. The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia’s latest world class museum, opened in April of 2017. I’m a life long Philadelphian and …

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