Eastern State Penitentiary

Prohibition Series
KYW Staff
January 20, 2020 - 4:27 am
Prohibition went into effect in the United States in 1920 and lasted for 13 years. But that didn't stop Philadelphians from sneaking a few sips of spirits whenever — and however — they could. KYW Newsradio takes a close look at Prohibition in Philadelphia — 100 years ago and today. Get the full...
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Community leaders, students and professional actors read excerpts from King's landmark 1963 texts "Letters from Birmingham Jail."
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
January 17, 2020 - 12:06 pm
An exhibit at Eastern State Penitentiary commemorating Martin Luther King Day hinges on readings from his landmark 1963 texts "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Read more here.
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KYW In Depth
KYW In Depth
January 17, 2020 - 9:41 am
A century ago, Prohibition didn't keep the liquor from pouring in Philadelphia. "There was widespread lawlessness, in particular in Philadelphia, and across the country," says Annie Anderson, a historian, author, and researcher at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. This week on KYW In Depth...
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International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Scott Robbins
Holli Stephens
January 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, get started with The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend. Listen to our top picks here.
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Eastern State Penitentiary is holding it's annual toy drive.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
December 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
A toy drive is underway for children in the region whose parents are incarcerated. Read more here.
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Sen. Cory Booker taking questions from formerly incarcerated people at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
October 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm
At a first-of-its-kind forum, three of the Democrats running for president took questions from formerly incarcerated people at Eastern State Penitentiary Monday.
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Dinosaur exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences
Imagine Exhibitions
Holli Stephens
September 20, 2019 - 5:00 am
The keyword this weekend is “fest.” From the city of Reading to the Delaware River, festivals of all kinds are afoot. In this edition of The KYW To-Do List, you'll find a wide variety of things to do in Philly and the burbs this weekend.
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Terror Behind the Walls
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 13, 2019 - 5:27 pm
To mark the opening of one of Philly's most hallowed Halloween attractions, dozens of mega fans got tattoos of Eastern State Penitentiary's iconic Terror Behind the Walls, ahead of its 2019 opening. Read more here.
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Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Fairmount is kicking off its new season with new art installations and a new Al Capone cell exhibit.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Fairmount is kicking off its new season with new art installations and a new Al Capone cell exhibit. There were more than 100 escape attempts at Eastern State Penitentiary when prisoners were housed there. Inspired by that,...
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