History


Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial pause at The Wall of Names, containing the names of the 40 passengers and crew who died in the crash of United Flight 93 following a memorial service in Shanksville, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvanians’ Personal Stories: Recalling the Moment They Learned of 9/11 Tragedy

In a recent edition of our newsletter, we asked Keystone readers to share their memories of where they were when they learned of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Flight 93 memorial- Temporary memorial to the victims of terrorist aircrash on 9/11/2001
Honoring Heroes: Pennsylvania Gathers to Mark 22 Years Since the 9/11 Attacks

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there will be events taking place throughout the state.

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Pennsylvania’s Hallowed Ground: Exploring the Final Resting Places of Iconic Women in History

From the seamstress credited with making the first US flag to a woman considered by many to be the world’s first supermodel,, a number of famous women are laid to rest throughout Pennsylvania.

FILE - Cars for sale line the road at a used auto dealership in Philadelphia, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.  The Federal Reserve’s expected move Wednesday, July 26, 2023, to raise interest rates for the 11th time could once again send ripple effects across the economy.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, FILE)
No Singing in the Bathtub? A Look at Pennsylvania’s Weirdest Laws

From purchasing vehicles on Sundays to whistling on the streets in certain towns, Pennsylvania has some weird, obscure laws still on the books.

Assembly Room of Pennsylvania State House, now called Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence and Constitution were created.  In Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
These Pennsylvania Towns Were Named After Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Nine Pennsylvanians signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and centuries later, the state proudly boasts numerous municipalities that share names with those men.

Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
How 3 Women Left Their Mark on Valley Forge’s History

From the kitchen to the battlefield, the contributions of Polly Cooper, Molly Pitcher, and Hannah Till at Valley Forge were crucial to the survival of George Washington’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.