Revolutionary War Diary Reveals New Details about Deborah Sampson, Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Join the Continental Army
A hand-written diary of Massachusetts Revolutionary War corporal Abner Weston (1760-1830), which was recently acquired by the Museum of the American Revolution, reveals new details about the now-famous female soldier Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Karen Dougherty Buchholz and Paul Lockhart as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of the American Revolution Offer “Art & Revolution” Special Discounted Joint Ticket this Summer
From one of the oldest, most iconic museums in Philadelphia to the newest, a new “Art & Revolution” discounted joint ticket will provide access to two world-class institutions this summer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of the American Revolution have teamed up to offer visitors a convenient joint ticket that includes access to both for a discounted price from July 2 – September 2, 2019.
Descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Loans Rare 1776 Printing of the Declaration to Museum in Time for July 4
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution has installed a rare 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, on loan from California resident Holly Metcalf Kinyon, a descendant of Declaration signer John Witherspoon. The printing hasn’t been publicly displayed in more than a century and has never been displayed in a museum.
Celebrate Pride Month this June at the Museum of the American Revolution with “Pride on Paper,” an after-hours event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. Discover what letters can tell us about gender dynamics during the Revolutionary era, test your knowledge of LGBTQ history with a trivia contest, and create a rainbow flag or pride button to take home.
How Will You Be the Revolution? Museum to Create Flag with 10,000 Personalized Ribbons During Weeklong July 4th Celebration
How will you be the Revolution? This Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors to declare how they are carrying forward the promises of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a giant flag-shaped installation on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. The installation will be up from Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets Now on Sale for 2019-2020 Special Exhibition “Cost of Revolution" at the Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 28 – March 17
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, which officially opens to the public Sept. 28, 2019 and runs through March 17, 2020 at the Museum of the American Revolution, the exhibition’s exclusive venue.
Forty Historic 13-Star Flags to be Displayed Together for the First Time Beginning Flag Day, June 14 – July 21
This Flag Day, 40 rare, historic 13-star flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has been displayed together. Most of the flags have never been exhibited before. The exhibit, “A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags,” will be on view from Flag Day, Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 21, 2019.
The stars align at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. for a “Seafarers and Stargazers” after-hours event. The stellar evening will include beer-tasting with local breweries and exploring the role of the “sciences of the stars” – including astrology and astronomy – in 18th century life.
Heat up your summer plans with a visit to Philadelphia – the Headquarters of the American Revolution – and enjoy extended hours, family-friendly activities, and ways to save at the Museum of the American Revolution. And don’t miss the Museum’s special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.