A large stone embedded in the wall of Old Swedes’ Church memorializes Adelaide DeLormerie, who died in the 1798 yellow fever epidemic.
Jim Murphy looks at a local hero – who conquered the brutal Barbary pirates – and later died in a duel.
A number of health crises, medical advances, and healthcare facilities that defined early Queen Village.
Jim Murphy examines the spot where over one million people once entered the U.S.
Jim Murphy looks one of the city’s largest industrial relics … and the story behind it.
In spite of the digital age, the printed word thrives through local booksellers, libraries, writers and publishers.
Dogs have been long-time companions for Philadelphia residents … including some of our colonial adventurers.
Jim Murphy examines the life of this remarkable painter, inventor, soldier … and Philly’s first nude model.
Jim Murphy goes looking for a historical bronze plaque at the home of famed Quaker leader Francis Daniel Pastorius.
Jim Murphy digs into the life of famous black businessman James Forten …and discovers that wasn’t his original name.
“Personal Memories of Fabric Row” features anecdotes from those who lived and worked in “The Jewish Quarter.”
Jim Murphy looks at the life of colonial master builder Robert Smith … and his enormous visual impact on our city.