May 21, 2015

Museum of the American Revolution Welcomes SMG as a Supporter

PHILADELPHIA– May 21, 2015 – The Museum of the American Revolution today announced a gift of $100,000 from SMG, the West Conshohocken-based entertainment and convention venue management firm that manages the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“We are honored to have SMG—a company with such dedication to the local tourism and entertainment industry in Philadelphia—join as a supporter,” said Michael Quinn, Museum of the American Revolution President and CEO. “This gift will further our work to open the Museum as a new, anchor attraction in Philadelphia’s historic district.”

SMG president and CEO Wes Westley said, “We are delighted to offer our support to the Museum of the American Revolution as part of our commitment to supporting the city’s rich cultural and entertainment resources. This new museum is already serving as an attractive new element to those considering booking their meetings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.”

About the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution, now under construction just steps from Independence Mall, will tell the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. The Museum will serve as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep. The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.