Pa. History/Legacy


Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle

BY: - November 18, 2023

By Katrina Stack and Rebecca Sheehan On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to dedicate a cemetery at the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Four months before, about 50,000 soldiers had been killed, wounded or captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, later seen as a turning point […]

Pennsylvanian sworn in as the first woman to serve as U.S. Archivist 

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania native Colleen Shogan was sworn in as the 11th Archivist of the United States on Monday, marking the first time a woman has been appointed to oversee billions of the nation’s records and artifacts since the role was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the […]

Pa. Lt. Gov. Austin Davis announces birth of daughter

BY: - September 3, 2023

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis announced Sunday that his wife Blayre Holmes Davis had given birth to their daughter, Harper. “We are grateful for the doctors, nurses and our doula for their care over the past nine months and during the delivery. They supported Blayre throughout her pregnancy and ensured her birthing experience […]


The past has passed. We cannot go back | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 16, 2023

There are some among us who want to turn back the clock. We must keep marching forward.

For July 4: The Declaration of Independence | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 4, 2023

We’re running it as a reminder of the nation’s foundational ideals, and in the hope that it will one day live up to them for every American.


My reflections on the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg | Charles D. Allen  

BY: - July 4, 2023

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in. 


Ten reasons why Black people shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day | Michael Coard

BY: - July 4, 2023

Some 247 years later, we're still waiting for true freedom and liberation.


Residents of ex-Confederate states more likely to back violent, anti-gov’t protest | Opinion

BY: - June 30, 2023

It is more important than ever to reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg – and the terrible toll wrought by the violence there.

Your guide to Juneteenth events in the Philadelphia Region

BY: - June 19, 2023

This year, Juneteenth will be marked with free admission to several museums, community events, music performances, art showcases and festivals throughout the city and the Greater Philadelphia region.

Giovanni’s Room: The Booksellers who built a community

BY: - June 12, 2023

Philadelphia's landmark gay and feminist bookstore celebrates its 50th anniversary.

A crowd gathered to photograph the bronze statue of author Willa Cather after a dedication ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall on Wednesday June 7, 2023. The Cather statue is Nebraska's second added to the National Statuary Hall Collection. Ashley Murray/States Newsroom

Statue of renowned Nebraska author Willa Cather unveiled in U.S. Capitol

BY: - June 8, 2023

Cather began her writing career in Pittsburgh, where she worked as a journalist and teacher for a decade.

Pride in Philadelphia and beyond is a celebration for all. Here’s what’s happening across Pa.

BY: - June 5, 2023

June is pride month in Pennsylvania. The calendar is full this month and beyond in Philadelphia and across the state.