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June 30, 2011

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing the Importance of The Museum of the American Revolution

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.

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October 12, 2011

The American Revolution Center: Who Cares? Test Your Knowledge on the Retooled Website

PHILADELPHIA – October 12, 2011 – The American Revolution Center (the “Center”) has retooled its website (, 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.

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January 26, 2012

American Revolution Center Launches New Interactive iPad App

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.

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February 14, 2012

American Revolution Center Names Michael C. Quinn as President and CEO

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.

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April 25, 2012

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.

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July 11, 2012

Museum of the American Revolution Receives $10M Donation from Oneida Indian Nation

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.

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October 11, 2012

Three New Members Join the Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA, PA– October 11, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the American Revolution Center has elected Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative, Richard Vague, a private investor, and Gordon S. Wood, distinguished scholar of the American Revolution, to the Board of Directors. “These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman.

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