Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
July 25, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is underway on much-needed repairs to the stone walls of the 189-year-old Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount. Dyrek Davis is among a small group of young people who are members of the National Trust for Historic Preservations HOPE Crew and learning the...
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Bastille Day / Eastern State Penitentiary
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
June 07, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After more than two decades, this year's Bastille Day celebration in Fairmount will be the last. Marie Antoinette will yell "Let them eat Tastykake!" and throw krimpets into crowds of people for the last time on July 14. The zany drag cabaret re-enactment of the...
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Eastern State Penitentiary
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
June 01, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Fairmount holds events year round to spark conversation about the current prison system. Prison Food Weekend is taking place June 2-3. Visitors can taste five states' versions of nutriloaf, served as punishment food in many...
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The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 03, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not every day that an art installation takes place inside a prison cell. Unless, of course, you're at Eastern State Penitentiary. The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public...
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