From 2011 to 2016, Jim Murphy’s column, “Exploring the City,” ran in the Society Hill Reporter six times a year.
To make his stories come alive, Jim looks for what he calls interesting oddities. And he often captures and summarizes important details in Fast Facts at the bottom of his columns.
A lover of history and Philadelphia, Jim is also certified as a tour guide by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.
This daring Errol-Flynn-type character terrorized English ships, capturing more vessels than Commodore John Barry and Captain John Paul Jones combined.
The Philadelphia History Museum, which reopened in September 2012, has over 100,000 items in its vast collection.