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October 24, 2018

It’s Hamiltime! Enjoy Double the Hamilton with Exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center

Move over, New York! Hamilton mania has descended on Philly. Even before the smash hit Broadway musical comes to town next year, Hamil-fans can get their fix with two exhibits that perfectly complement each other and are accessible with one discounted ticket. The joint ticket includes admission to the Museum of the American Revolution and its new, hands-on experience Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, which opens Oct. 27, as well as to the National Constitution Center and its recently extended Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation exhibit.

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October 09, 2018

Museum of the American Revolution Appoints Dr. R. Scott Stephenson President and CEO

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the appointment of Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, currently Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming for the Museum, as President and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Since 2007, Stephenson has led the development of the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions, multimedia experiences, and educational programming, as well as overseeing the care and expansion of its rich collection of art and artifacts.

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September 13, 2018

Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities?

This Columbus Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an Indigenous Peoples Celebration from Thursday, Oct. 4 – Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation. The celebration of indigenous peoples and cultures will include performances by Oneida Indian Nation dancers, demonstrations by native craftspeople, and an evening panel discussion.

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September 05, 2018

Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

In her new book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, Joanne Freeman explores the discord, divisiveness, and outright violence among members of Congress in the 19th century, and what it suggests about the institution of Congress, the challenges of a young nation’s developing democracy, and the deep-seated roots of the Civil War. She will discuss The Field of Blood at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

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