Rare Objects from the American Revolution Center Collection on Display Through Loans to the Historic Mount Vernon and the National Constitution Center
PHILADELPHIA – May 19, 2011 – The American Revolution Center has loaned over thirty firearms, edged weapons and other military equipment from the Revolutionary War to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens for a three-year exhibit titled Tools of War. The exhibit opened May 2, 2011 in the Gordon V. and Helen C. Smith Foundation Gallery at Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center.
PHILADELPHIA – June 30, 2011 – On June 29, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Bob Casey recognizing The American Revolution Center’s role in telling the story of the American Revolution and its continuing impact on the struggle for freedom, self-government and the rule of law throughout the world; and encouraging the Center in its efforts to build a new Museum of the American Revolution.
PHILADELPHIA – October 12, 2011 – The American Revolution Center (the “Center”) has retooled its website (www.AmericanRevolutionCenter.org), with new, interactive features. Visitors to the site now have the opportunity to take the Center’s national survey, The American Revolution: Who Cares? and compare their answers filtered by state, political affiliation, gender and income. The 2009 survey demonstrated the overwhelming interest adult Americans have in learning more about the American Revolution.
Rober A.M Stern Architects, MFM Design Selected as Design Team for the Museum of the American Revolution
PHILADELPHIA – November 2, 2011 – H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman of The American Revolution Center, said, “Robert A.M. Stern Architects and MFM Design were chosen through a rigorous selection process.
PHILADELPHIA, PA– January 26, 2012 – The American Revolution Center has developed an iPad app that allows users to explore highlights from the Center’s collection. Titled American Revolution Interactive Timeline, the free app was designed specifically for iPad, and offers beautiful imagery, video, and information through an interactive timeline that showcases original artwork, weapons, clothing, manuscripts and rare books from the Center’s collection.
The app is available through iTunes.
PHILADELPHIA, PA– February 14, 2012 – H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of The American Revolution Center today announced that Michael C. Quinn will join the organization as president and CEO effective April 1, 2012. Quinn will oversee all aspects of the development of The Museum of the American Revolution, to be built in the historic area of Philadelphia.
American Revolution Center Curator to be featured on NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" with Rob Lowe, April 27
PHILADELPHIA, PA– April 25, 2012 – Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, The American Revolution Center’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, is featured on the April 27 edition of NBC’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.
PHILADELPHIA, PA– June 12, 2012 – Only steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, in the most historic part of the country’s most historically significant city, The American Revolution Center today unveiled the architectural design for The Museum of the American Revolution.
WASHINGTON DC– July 11, 2012 – The leadership of The American Revolution Center joined with Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and other leaders of the Oneida Nation in announcing a $10 million gift from the Oneidas to the Center. The gift is made in part to recognize the little known, but extraordinary role the Oneidas played in the Revolutionary War. With today’s gift, the Center is more than a quarter of the way toward matching the $40M Lenfest challenge announced last month.
PHILADELPHIA, PA– July 31, 2012 – CBS correspondent Anthony Mason explored highlights from the collection with MoAR's Director of Collections and Interpretation, Dr. Scott Stephenson. Historian Dr. Gordon Wood was interviewed. To watch the feature, click here.