Betsy Ross House

Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Pat Toddy
December 23, 2018 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a slight change of plans facing visitors to the cradle of liberty as the Liberty Bell has to come off the to-do list, a casualty of the government shutdown. Another top attraction is also off-limits for now, says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic...
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Andrew Kramer
December 02, 2018 - 10:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - An oversized menorah stood front and center at a community lighting in Old City, Sunday night, to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. Among the dozens of people, in the courtyard outside the Betsy Ross House, is Fern Klein who says she is just in awe looking at...
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City ceremony remembering 9/11 underway at the Betsy Ross House.
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 12:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a solemn ceremony, Philadelphia city leaders took time today to acknowledge and remember the sacrifices of first responders after the attacks on Sept. 11 , 17 years ago. The ceremony at the Betsy Ross House featured a bell ringing in honor of New York City's first...
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Children Citizenship
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence. One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from...
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Linda Farrell, a lifelong seamstress, said it takes three months to make just one flag.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 14, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When George Washington approached Betsy Ross to make a flag, he came with a design in mind. "They simply thought a six-pointed star would be faster to make." But Ross knew otherwise. She suggested a five-pointed star instead. "It requires taking one piece of fabric or...
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