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Pittsburgh Celebrates 125 Years of Phipps Conservatory

03/05/2018 - 11:28am

Amidst metal and machinery in unimaginable quantities, Phipps Conservatory has served as Steel City’s green oasis for more than a century. It connects Pittsburghers to the beauty and importance of nature while also researching, educating, and innovating within the fields of ecology, botany, and sustainability. Besides its impressive and stunning...

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Experience Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh

02/15/2018 - 11:55am

When he sold Carnegie Steel to J.P. Morgan for half a billion dollars in 1901, Andrew Carnegie became the world’s richest person and the wealthiest man in the history of the country. And then gave it all way. From the noxious fog that spewed from Carnegie’s foundries and steel mills along the banks of the Three Rivers rose an incredibly modern,...

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Explore Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History

02/15/2018 - 11:45am

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is one of our state’s greatest cities. Almost singlehandedly, and in tandem with the contributions of Pittsburgh and Johnstown in the west, Bethlehem Steel constructed America’s crown jewel, New York City. Skyscrapers soared upwards to impossible heights. As pioneers of the steel “I beam”, Bethlehem allowed America to rea...

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A Poconos Ski Retreat

02/15/2018 - 11:34am

Celebrate 40 years of winter sports and snow-filled fun at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton this February. Home to Pennsylvania’s highest vertical, longest runs, and the most varied terrain along its 39 trails, you’ll never run out of thrills at Blue Mountain this winter. And with Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, take advantage of the V-Day...

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National Historic Site & Victorian Town near the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

01/26/2018 - 6:52pm

A short distance from the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, is the remnants of a Revolutionary War era iron foundry. The only “most complete” charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, the Cornwall Iron Furnace ...

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Experience the American Revolution in Philadelphia

01/26/2018 - 9:16am

Bring the revolution to life at Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution (M*AR). The extensive collection of colonial-era artwork, objects, printed works, and priceless artifacts is more than a century in the making and displayed to explore the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s revolutionary foundation. Take a g...

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Lancaster County’s Morning Mud Sales

01/15/2018 - 6:03pm

Get your hands dirty this spring; it’s mud sale season in Lancaster County and that means bargain goods, rare quilts, and authentic Amish hand-crafts are all only a bid away. If you haven’t been to these auction events, you’ve been overlooking one of the most exciting and unique traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

From antique woode...

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

01/11/2018 - 1:38am

A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University. Each summer PSF is summer home to nearly 150 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Ou...

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The Age of Iron: The Beginning of America's Industrial Revolution

01/10/2018 - 11:10pm
In 1771, an ironmaster named Mark Bird founded Hopewell Furnace in the wild depths of Pennsylvania's forested frontier. In a few short years, the fires of Hopewell would be rampantly producing the metal required to arm the Continental Army and Navy with cannon, shot, and shell, allowing the rebel states to topple the most powerful...
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The Longest Road: PA's Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

01/10/2018 - 11:06pm

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a historic pathway that once carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, connecting the abundant natural resources of northern Pennsylvania with one of America's greatest cities and the rest of the world. Once home to the Native American Lenni Lenape tribe, the large region was a...

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