A 1791 federal tax on distilled beverages angered small distillers, especially those in western Pennsylvania. Many refused to pay the tax, and stood in armed rebellion against the new federal government. Tax collectors were attacked. On July 16 and 17, shots were fired at tax collector John Neville’s home, and the event became known as […]
“Chief Engineer” tells the story of Washington Roebling, the engineer known for building one of the most iconic American structures, the Brooklyn Bridge. “Chief Engineer” reveals that his father, John-a renowned engineer who made his life in America after humble beginnings in Germany-was a tyrannical presence in Washington’s life, so his own adoption of that […]
The Castle Halloween Museum in Altoona features more than 35,000 Halloween-related items. Museum founder and curator Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell has been collecting Halloween memorabilia for nearly 50 years. The collection includes folk art, sculptures, Halloween-themed product packaging, pottery face jugs, voodoo flags, and more. Come along with It’s History! and explore the Castle Halloween Museum.
Graham Hetrick grew up talking to his father while he would embalm the dead in their family owned funeral home. They lived above the funeral home when Hetrick was a child. Now, Hetrick has been the Dauphin Country Coroner for over 25 years. He discusses his cases as part of Investigation Discovery’s forensic series, “The Coroner: […]
PCN’s Game of the Week returns August 25th for the 2018 PIAA Football season! The 2018 schedule will feature LIVE statewide weekly games leading up to the PIAA Football Championships on PCN on cable and the PCN app. 2018 Game of the Week TV Schedule Please check back closer to August for a […]
The Juniata County Courthouse, located in central Pennsylvania, is rich with history. You’ll hear about the judges, and others, that have worked in the courthouse, and how they influenced the history of that area. The courthouse itself has it’s own stories to tell, such as the perfectly replicated tile work in the main level, and […]
On July 1, 1863, Gen. Jeb Stuart’s cavalry shelled Carlisle and skirmished with troops commanded by Union Gen. Baldy Smith. A number of buildings were damaged and burned, including several at the U.S. Army garrison at the Carlisle Barracks, which was temporarily captured, but this last skirmish of Stuart’s 10-day ride during the Gettysburg Campaign […]
In “Wounded Lions,” acclaimed sport historian and longtime Penn State professor Ronald A. Smith heavily draws from university archives to answer the How? and Why? at the heart of the scandal. The Sandusky case was far from the first example of illegal behavior related to the football program or the university’s attempts to suppress news […]