Independence Hall

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Mike DeNardo
November 13, 2018 - 4:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're going to be hearing this word a lot over the next eight years, so we should learn how to say it: semiquincentennial. The national committee planning our nation's 250th birthday party in 2026 will hold its first meeting Thursday evening at the Union League...
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Pat Toddy
November 11, 2018 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The birthplace of freedom was ringing in the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War at Independence Hall. It began with a minute of silence for the millions who were killed in the war began the ceremony, and then it was all ears-time for the hundreds of people...
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Paul Kurtz
November 10, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The tolling of bells will be the centerpiece of Sunday's Veterans Day observance, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The national tolling of the bells, known as Bells of Peace, is meant to honor those who served in the "Great War." In...
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Independence Visitor Center
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Suzanne Monaghan
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to improve the tourist experience in Philadelphia, the Independence Visitor Center unveiled the second phase of its $15 million renovation project, featuring several new visitor amenities. In the new open theater, the official Welcome Film of Philadelphia...
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Kimberly Adams | KYW Newsradio
Kimberly Adams
July 08, 2018 - 6:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- July 4th gets all the glory when it comes to our freedom but it was on Sunday, 242 years ago, that brought the chime from the Liberty Bell that changed the world. "I've lived in the area all of my life and never come over to this area," said Steve Giordano. "It's...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
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Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the Semiquincentennial. "The Secretary of Interior asked us to come up with a new name. He couldn't say it — semiquincentennial," said Frank Giordano, president of the Philly Pops. In other words, it's the nation's 250th birthday ... in 2026. Giordano is also the...
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