I’ve visited a lot of historical societies during my travels around Pennsylvania. As expected, most of the county historical societies do an excellent job telling the story of their region. However, sometimes the historical societies for smaller communities can be a bit hit or miss….
Despite Pennsylvania’s importance in the founding of the country, you might be surprised to learn that Pennsylvania has only one homegrown president: James Buchanan. Buchanan was born in Mercersburg, a small borough in Franklin County. Later in life, he served as a Representative and Senator…READ MORE
When it was first suggested that I visit an old machine shop and foundry along the banks of the Monongahela River in Greene County, I figured there really wouldn’t be much worth seeing. However, I’m happy to admit that I was wrong. The W.A. Young…READ MORE
Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of America, and millions of people visit the city every year to see historic and patriotic sites like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Valley Forge. However, moving beyond the major sites of the Independence National Historic District and the…READ MORE
01 Jul The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum in Boalsburg: A Must-See Destination for History LoversHistory, Museums, The Alleghenies | Jim Cheney
Every once in a while, I visit somewhere that’s so amazingly special that I can’t wait to share it with you: The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum in Centre County, Pennsylvania, is one of those places. Pulling up to this old home, I didn’t…READ MORE
Despite never being the focal point of a war, Pennsylvania is home to battlefields from a variety of different conflicts. Whether the battles were between the British and the French, the Americans and the British, or the North against the South, there are many places…READ MORE