It’s History! offers tours of historic sites and museums from around Pennsylvania. From racing sports cars to Meissen porcelain, the Daniel Boone Homestead to the Joseph Priestley House, the German Cultural Heritage Center to the PA State Police Museum, It’s History! gives viewers an insider’s look at Pennsylvania’s rich variety of historical collections.
This summer, we're taking you to the PA State Archives, DeBence Antique Music World, Brinton 1704 House, Independence Seaport Museum: USS Becuna, Mack Trucks Historical Museum, and The Clemente Museum.
It's History! will return in July 2020.
PCN, proud to bring Pennsylvania History and Culture to you.
An Article from It's History! Producer Phil Beckman
By: Phil Beckman, Producer
On May 1, 1898, the USS Olympia, the flagship of Commodore George Dewey, steamed into Manila Bay in the Philippines to take on the Spanish. After a few hours of battle, Dewey accepted the surrender of the Spanish garrison. The USS Olympia is now a floating exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia and was featured on PCN’s It’s History! series.
It’s History! showcases museums and historic sites across Pennsylvania. The series has toured large private museums, county historical societies, historic houses and farms, and private collections that have been opened to the public.
At the German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University we toured a preserved 19th century Pennsylvania Dutch farmstead which includes a farmhouse, barn, summer kitchen and furnished one-room schoolhouse.
Fred Simeone, founder of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, gave us a tour of his collection of more than 75 racing sports cars from a 1907 Renault Vanderbilt Racer to a 1936 Aston Martin Le Mans to a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe.
Watch It’s History! at 8 PM on Sunday nights on cable and the PCN Select streaming service and explore Pennsylvania’s museums.