Special events on April 9, 2015, at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park will be part of a nationwide observance of the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia. That surrender marked the symbolic but not the final end of the Civil War.
Independence National Historical Park
Anyone who has worked in an emergency response job knows that false alarms from fire and security systems are a fact of life, but on Tuesday morning last week, a smoke alarm from a building at Independence National Historical Park proved to be the real deal. Prompt response by firefighters prevented major damage to the historic Second Bank building, but an important collection of artwork received serious smoke impacts.
Eastern National Seeking Donations To Reprint Publication Profiling Signers Of Declaration Of Independence
Eastern National is turning to the public via Kickstarter for funding to enable it to reprint a 1973 publication that contained profiles on the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Reproduction Copies of Ben Franklin's 1743 Newspaper Available at Independence National Historical Site
Benjamin Franklin is one of the best-known figures in our nation's history, and for good reason. He was a Founding Father, diplomat, statesman, scientist, inventor, writer, and more. At Independence National Historical Park, they're featuring another of his skills—expert printer—and through December 18, you can purchase a hand-printed reproduction of his Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper from 1743
A new museum store has opened in the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.
A ranger from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia has been selected for the National Park Service's Freeman Tilden Award for interpretative excellence.
There are a surprising number of World Heritage Sites in the National Park System. A new booklet tracks them and explains why they carry this distinction.
This month marks the 150th Anniversary of the trip by then President-elect Abraham Lincoln from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C. The National Park Service will commemorate the journey by sponsoring programs from February 11 to February 23 in sixteen cities and towns where Lincoln made stops and remarks during his trip.
Countless packages will be unwrapped in homes across the country this week, but thanks to a generous gift from one park's Friends group, a famous American landmark got a special wrapping job—and this very large "package" won't be opened until later next year.
Slightly more than a year after it was announced, National Park Service officials finalized a deal Friday to have the Museum of the American Revolution rise within the grounds of Independence National Historical Park, not within Valley Forge National Historical Park.