George Washington's sash, which is on loan from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology, is displayed alongside a 1776 portrait of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale in which Washington is depicted wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. For the next 6 weeks, visitors can see these items reunited for the first time since the 18th century.
Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Joseph J. Ellis will appear at the Museum of the American Revolution to discuss the character of leadership of the founding era and the reasons such an extraordinary group of dedicated leaders emerged. The event will be take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow his remarks.
Author and historian Dr. Robert Watson will discuss his book "The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution" (Da Capo Press, 2017) at the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
There is always something happening at the Museum of the American Revolution and this fall is no exception. With a dirth of author events, family-friendly activities and even a two-day living history event, there is truly something for everyone.
Clean out those summer cobwebs by exploring the inspiring – and often surprising – story of our nation’s founding at the Museum of the American Revolution over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
Free Fifes for Kids and Other Giveaways, Lessons and Demos, and a Jam Session
Visitors Can Enjoy Cake to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Acquisition of Washington’s War Tent
PHILADELPHIA, AUGUST 1, 2017 — While rifles, muskets, and swords probably come to mind when you think of the Revolutionary War, fifes and drums also were essential to the war effort for communicating commands and boosting morale.
In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
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A musket ball likely made from a statue of King George III will be displayed at the Museum of the American Revolution in time for the July 9 anniversary of the tearing down of the statue.