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Philadelphia’s Christ Church preserves historic steeple

A centuries-old artifact of architectural, church and American history is being restored.

By Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Chester County Historical Society wins six-figure prize in national women’s history contest

Grant money was given to the 20 sites in the U.S. with the most online votes after a month-long national campaign. Chester County came in fourth place, winning $150,000.

By Robert Brod/Keystone Crossroads

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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793: ‘All was not right in our city.’

This was one of the city’s most devastating moments. Within just three months, 5,000 of those who stayed behind died of the infection.

By Maiken Scott/WHYY

Remains of Pennsylvania Marine who died in WWII identified

Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti died on the first day of fighting against the Japanese on the island of Betio
By The Associated Press

Why one Pa. school district takes a deliberate approach to shaping informed students

Adam Foote said his students used to memorize historical events, but didn’t understand the context. He worried that they forgot what they just learned when they left the classroom.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA