Did you know that our City of Brotherly Love was home to the first digital computer in the world? Philadelphia also has claims to the first zoo, the first university, and the first hospital in the United States.
And who could forget Betsy Ross, who sewed the first American flag in 1777? There is nothing better than coming in first, and although we are not the type of city to brag, it is important to celebrate the rich history that has shaped our community and the nation as a whole.
On June 5 at 8 pm and 9:30 pm, PBS 39 will feature a local documentary entitled, Philly Firsts that will highlight 22 amazing firsts that occurred in Philadelphia. Alongside the first bank, library, and cheesesteak, you will hear about the first Philadelphia International Flower Show.
Find out how it all started back in 1829, and hear from PHS Flower Show Design Director Sam Lemheney. A preview of the film is below.