Of all the Founding Fathers that strolled the 18th-century streets of Philadelphia, none is more synonymous with the city than Benjamin Franklin. Born in Boston, Franklin came to Philly at the age of 17 and considered it his home for the rest of his life….
When you think of Pennsylvania history, the story of the state’s Native Americans isn’t likely the first thing to come to mind. However, throughout history, many different native groups spent time in the area that eventually became known as Pennsylvania. Of these groups, the Algonquians,…READ MORE
In the year 1794, the newly formed United States of America faced one of its first major crises. A group of farmers along the frontiers of Pennsylvania were upset because of what they saw as an unfair tax on whiskey. What started as a ragtag group of…READ MORE
I’ve been to many different county and city historical society museums throughout the state, and the Somerset Historical Center has to be one of the most unique. Unlike the others, the Somerset Historical Center doesn’t really focus on the county’s important events or tell the story…READ MORE
I’m not going to lie. When I heard that the tiny town of Eldred, Pennsylvania, had a World War II museum, I really wasn’t expecting much. I figured that it would probably have a few keepsakes from local soldiers and maybe even a few souvenirs…READ MORE
One of the hottest topics of the 21st century is energy. Politicians are constantly talking about becoming energy independent and the latest fads in green energy. However, did you know that at one point, the center of the world’s oil production was in northwest Pennsylvania?…READ MORE