Society Hill

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Cherri Gregg
October 05, 2019 - 3:16 pm
The Weccacoe Playground in Society Hill now has a historic marker recognizing the centuries old African American burying ground that sits underneath. The marker is one of many milestones to come.
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The massacre in the Christchurch, New Zealand, was in the hearts and minds of parishioners attending Sunday mass in Society Hill.
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Kimberly Adams
March 17, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The massacre in the Christchurch, New Zealand, was in the hearts and minds of parishioners attending Sunday mass in Society Hill. Frank Thornton joined close to 200 fellow parishioners at Old Saint Joseph's Church, praying for the victims in the New Zealand shootings...
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The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission just approved 18 new historical markers, more than a half dozen in the Philadelphia area.
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Cherri Gregg
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission just approved 18 new historical markers, more than a half dozen in the Philadelphia area. One is a big win for protectors of a 19th century burying ground. The Bethel Burying Ground at 4th and Queen streets in...
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powel house
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Lauren Lipton
August 19, 2018 - 3:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – At 244 South 3rd Street in Society Hill is the historic house museum — the Powel House — not far from the Liberty Bell and other historic sites. “The house was built in 1765, so it’s 251 years old. The Powels were known for having some of the most lavish parties in all of the...
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