Dishing It Up with William Woys Weaver

The Lamb Tavern, built in 1805 in Devon, Chester County, was restored in the early twentieth century by R. Brognard Okie (1875-1945), the historical architect responsible for the re-creation of Pennsbury Manor at Morrisville, Bucks County (see “Okie Speaks for Pennsbury,” Part I: Fall 1982 and Part II: Winter 1983). Entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the...
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Letters to the Editor

Here’s Hess’s! When my sisters and I were growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, it was a treat for us to be taken into the city on shopping trips. We had Gimbel’s, Strawbridge & Gothier, Lit Brothers, and John Wanamaker’s, but it was Hess’s in Allentown that really thrilled us. Once a year, on a Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’d make...
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Sampling a Taste of the Past Along the Pennsylvania Trails of History

One of the best ways to experience the Keystone State’s history and heritage is to travel the Pennsylvania Trails of History┬«, a network of two dozen exciting historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), the Commonwealth’s official history agency. PHMC has organized its popular destinations into four main trails – Military...
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