Threats on the Seas: Pirates and the Delaware Valley (virtual)

Pirates are often the subject of films and books that depict them as either dashing swashbucklers or dastardly outlaws, but these popular depictions obscure the reality of pirates in the Delaware Valley. Piracy emerged as a major concern in the Atlantic world in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and Pennsylvanians routinely contended with pirates, […]

The Philadelphia Navy Yard: Mainstay of the Fleet, 1801-1995 (Virtual)

As part of the CCHC Speakers Series, Senior Archivist Joseph James Ahern of the University of Pennsylvania will will explore the history of the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the events of the Civil War influenced its development into an important 20th century industrial site.