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The history behind our great nation is a tapestry of stories about people who lived through landmark events, challenging times and amazing innovations.
America250: A Journey Through Time is a special publication designed to remember, celebrate and honor those pieces of our past as we prepare to mark the nation’s 250th birthday on July 4, 2026.
Each issue will include articles of national, state and county significance, profiles of people throughout the centuries and more.

The first 17 months will focus on slices of history and how events impacted the people who lived through those times. An added feature will show where readers can continue their own journeys through history at museums and historical attraction.
Starting in June 2024, America250: A Journey Through Time will examine the decades leading us back to the events that formed our nation. Data from the Census, which started in 1790, will assist in painting this portrait of America.

National Spotlight
Western Pennsylvania has a reputation now as a place where innovators are working on everything from cancer research to self-driving cars. And it has always been on the c...
April 09, 2024 America 250
In the midst of an oft-forgotten 1880 presidential election between Ohio Congressman James Garfield and Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock, the press touted the int...
February 13, 2024 America 250
Led Zeppelin may have sung “The Song Remains the Same” in 1973, but how Americans access and listen to music today certainly hasn’t been unchanged. Technology and musicia...
January 09, 2024 America 250
A lot of people know Santa Claus sometimes goes by St. Nick, and many know that St. Nicholas was, in fact, a historic figure. But far fewer know how an early Christian sa...
December 12, 2023 America 250
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Keystone Highlights
The first oil well in the world was dug in northwestern Pennsylvania in 1859. Less than 20 years later, the boom would make Butler County a world leader in oil producti...
April 09, 2024 America 250
It's an iconic scene in many World War II movies and TV shows: A group of G.I.s on the march encounter a group of children and offer them chocolate. It's meant to show th...
February 13, 2024 America 250
County veterans fondly remember events
January 09, 2024 America 250
Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pa., to New Jersey on Christmas night 1776 ignited a series of military actions culminating in the Battle o...
December 12, 2023 America 250
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County Times
John Augustus Roebling was educated in engineering and even worked for the Prussian government for several years. But when he settled in America in 1831, he was not plan...
April 09, 2024 America 250
Brady Township is rich in colonial history complete with dark deeds and minor mysteries. According to “Along The Moraine’s Edge: A History of Brady Township 1776-1976” by...
April 09, 2024 America 250
Education is a foundation of a democratic society, and the 1895 History of Butler County makes clear that our first citizens believed this wholeheartedly. “As early as 1...
March 12, 2024 America 250
Venango Township along the northern border of Butler County once loomed much larger in the county’s history. It was once twice as big as its present 21 square miles and i...
March 12, 2024 America 250
The story of life in Middlesex Township began in 1793 when several men, including Revolutionary War veteran Thomas Martin, claimed land and settled in a piece of Pennsylv...
February 13, 2024 America 250
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Profiles of People
Like so many stories about safety advancements, this one starts with tragedy and death. Just before 7:30 a.m. March 26, 1912, there were 91 men in the Jed Coal and Coke C...
April 09, 2024 America 250
Teaching can be like planting a tree — teachers know what they do is important, but also know they might never see the end result of their work. Some are lucky enough to ...
March 12, 2024 America 250
Scientist, author born and raised in Springdale, Allegheny County
February 13, 2024 America 250
Philly seminary key to King’s philosophy
January 09, 2024 America 250
PLAINS, Ga. — The Washington chattering class, often unsure what to make of outsiders, dubbed Rosalynn Carter the "Steel Magnolia" when she arrived as first lady. A devou...
December 12, 2023 America 250
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Experience History
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Address: 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, N.Y. Phone: 800-337-8474 Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily ...
February 13, 2024 America 250
DeBence Antique Music World Address: 1261 Liberty St., Franklin, Pa. Phone: 814-432-8350 Open: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 4 ...
January 09, 2024 America 250
The National Christmas Center Address: 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, Pa.; shuttle services at 48 Industrial Road, Elizabethtown Phone: 717-902-9791 O...
December 12, 2023 America 250
Erie Maritime Museum and The U.S. Brig Niagra Address: 150 E. Front St. Suite 100, Erie Phone: 814-452-2744 Open: Oct. 1 to March 30: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m....
November 14, 2023 America 250
Frick Car and Carriage Museum Address: 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh Phone: 412-371-0600 Open: Guided tours at 2 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. Sat...
October 10, 2023 America 250
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Where To Go
Gathered here are suggestions where history can be experienced. Information included was gathered from the museums’ websites. Heinz History Center Address: 1212 Small...
July 11, 2023 America 250
Gathered here are places where history can be experienced. Information included was gathered from the museums’ websites. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Address...
May 09, 2023 America 250
Gathered here are suggestions where history can be experienced. Information included was gathered from the musuems’ websites Heinz History Center Address: 1212 Small...
April 11, 2023 America 250
Gathered here are suggestions where history can be experienced. Information included was gathered from the museums’ websites. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum ...
March 14, 2023 America 250
Cruiser Olympia Address: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia Phone: 215-413-8655 Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except...
February 14, 2023 America 250
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