March 30, 2016

Museum Curator to be Featured on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Scott Foley, April 10

Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2016—Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, will lend his deep expertise in American history to the Sunday, April 10, edition of TLC’s acclaimed series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The series follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry.

In the April 10 episode, “Scandal” actor Scott Foley ventures into his past, dating back to the American Revolution. Dr. Stephenson helps him decipher the clues.

Foley is wowed when he learns that one of his relatives was put in trial in the Salem Witch Trials and that an ancestor risked his life for one of America's founding fathers. 

“My mind is blown that I have such a connection to the history of this country,” said Foley. 

The episode marks Stephenson’s fourth appearance on the show. He previously appeared with celebrities Rob Lowe, Angie Harmon and Valerie Bertinelli.

The program is broadcast at 9pm EST on TLC. Lea Michele, Molly Ringwald, Aisha Tyler, Katie Sagal and Chris Noth are also featured this season. More information is available on TLC’s website.
 

About the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution, under construction now in Philadelphia, with an opening date of spring 2017, will explore the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution, the Museum will serve as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging exploration. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution.  The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.