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Commemorating the Justice Bell Tour

The Justice Bell was taken to the first national convention of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage in Washington, D.C.  (Image taken from the Library of Congress.)

In 1915, the Justice Bell, also known as the Women’s Liberty Bell, embarked on a historic tour of Pennsylvania, making this year the 100th anniversary.

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Community Preservation Project in Kensington Section of Philadelphia

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Orinoka Mills Civic House on October 27, 2015. (Courtesy of the NKCDC)

The new Orinoka Mills Civic House will provide housing for the community and serve as a living memory of the rich history of these neighborhoods.

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Museums Greet Pope with Religion-Theme Exhibits

Pope Francis said mass directly in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, September 27.

While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.

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Pope Francis’ American Excursion: Will He Be Met with Protests in the City of Brotherly Love?

Selfie stations inside the Convention Center for the World Meeting of Families Conference.

Once Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, there is a slight chance for religious protests.

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Catholicism History Issue of PA Legacies from HSP

The latest issue of Pennsylvania Legacies is available in print and online.

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Once in a While Wednesday at Peachfield in NJ

The event will take place September 23, 2015.

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If Ben Franklin Were a Digital Humanist–He Would Love Metadata

Word Cloud of abstracts. The digital version can be found here.

There may be no figure digital humanists like to use in examples more than the venerable Philadelphian Ben Franklin.

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