Independence Seaport Museum

USS Becuna
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John McDevitt
May 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Happy Birthday Becky! A historic decommissioned submarine that now calls Penn's landing home is turning 75-years-old this Memorial Day. "Becky was what some of the sailors, who sailed on the submarine Becuna, had nicked named her," explained John Brady President and...
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Antionette Lee
February 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Independence Seaport Museum visitors received a lesson on the unnamed women who are often left out of Black History Month. Dr. Nyasha Junior says it’s easy to teach black history lessons by highlighting the work of individuals like Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
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Rachel Kurland
February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride, up to $10, to take you to Philadelphia's black history museums. The ride is also valid to African-American memorials, cultural sites and black-owned businesses in the region. The following museums...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 8:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Independence Seaport Museum had special crafts available Saturday in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig. "Lunar New Year is also called Chinese New Year,” said Elisabeth Zafiris, assistant director of public programs. “It's a...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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National Museum of the American Indian
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November 23, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How long can you stare at that holiday gift list, thinking about pairing people and their unique interests with the perfect token? Many among us just give up and take the path of least resistance with a sweater or bauble. Or, you can match Uncle Joe's interest to a...
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USS Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum
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Rachel Kurland
October 15, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The "Moby-Dick" Marathon Reading may be the closest you will ever come to experiencing a great white whale sighting in Philadelphia. The Rosenbach and the Independence Seaport Museum have partnered for the "Moby-Dick" Marathon Reading on Friday, in which fans of...
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Pat Toddy
September 22, 2018 - 11:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Large crowds took advantage of free admission at the Independence Seaport Museum. The deal was part of an annual event run by the Smithsonian Magazine. Typically, it would have cost five-year-old Mili $12 for her seaport adventure, which included lots of make and...
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The Draken has docked outside the Independence Seaport Museum.
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Andrew Kramer
August 31, 2018 - 10:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - "This is the real deal." That's how Draken Harald Hårfagre captain Björn Ahlander described the 115-foot long ship to KYW Newsradio moments after docking outside the Independence Seaport Museum. He and his crew of 35 did their celebratory shot of whiskey as they do...
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To commemorate Freedom Day, as it is also known, the Seaport Museum brought in speakers, drummers and historians to tell the stories of enslaved and freed African-Americans.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a presidential order granting freedom to the country's more than 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans. Although Lincoln proclaimed the law, slavery was still indeed commonplace throughout the...
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