Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle
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
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
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
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
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
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in.
Ten reasons why Black people shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day | Michael Coard
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
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
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
Philadelphia's landmark gay and feminist bookstore celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Statue of renowned Nebraska author Willa Cather unveiled in U.S. Capitol
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.
June is pride month in Pennsylvania. The calendar is full this month and beyond in Philadelphia and across the state.