Tucked away amidst the expansive lands of Philly’s Fairmount Park is one of the city’s best-kept secrets: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Shofuso is an authentic 17th century Japanese house and garden that offers an amazing glimpse into Japanese life and culture without leaving Philly….
Every New Year’s Day since 1901, the Mummers Parade has been a staple of New Year’s Day in Philadelphia. From their elaborate costumes to their great pageantry and wonderful music, there’s a lot to love about this fantastic cultural event, and it’s worth ending your…READ MORE
Throughout my four years traveling PA, I’ve visited hundreds of amazing places and learned many amazing facts about Pennsylvania. I’ve compiled my favorite Pennsylvania facts below. While you might know some of them, I bet you’ll learn something new. Here are some of the most…READ MORE
06 Oct Experiencing the History and Beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania with a Road Trip on the National Road (Brought to you by the National Road Heritage Corridor and HeritagePA)Culture, History, Laurel Highlands | Jim Cheney
This article is brought to your by the National Road Heritage Corridor and HeritagePA. There’s nothing better than a road trip, and if you love history, taking a road trip along the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania is a fantastic choice. While I have traveled portions…READ MORE
If you ask people about Scranton, you are likely to hear one of two things: the TV show “The Office” or coal. The area that makes up present-day Scranton was one of the last in Pennsylvania to be settled by Europeans, with the first settler…READ MORE
19 Apr Exploring the Religious History of the Lehigh Valley at the Moravian Historical Society MuseumCulture, History, Lehigh Valley, Museums | Jim Cheney
William Penn’s desire to create a colony with the freedom of religion drew many persecuted groups to Pennsylvania. Some are well-known today, such as the Amish, while others have been largely forgotten, such as those at Ephrata Cloister. However, there’s one group that isn’t often thought…READ MORE