A Conversation with Neal Hurst

Our new Assistant Curator, Neal Hurst, has been immersed in the American Revolution for over a decade. Hear about his initial interest in Revolutionary culture and his research about 18th century men's clothing and the Headquarters Tent. More

Building History By The Numbers

How many tons of steel and miles of wire does it take to make a Museum? We asked our construction team to help us visualize the impressive amount of materials and labor required to construct our new building. More

Museum Topped Off!

On July 16, 2015, on a spectacular summer day, we celebrated the "Topping Off" of the Museum with our construction crew, staff, board members, supporters, and friends. More

M*AR Welcomes SMG as a Supporter

On May 21, 2015, we announced a gift of $100,000 from SMG, the West Conshohocken-based entertainment and convention venue management firm that manages the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.. More


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    The Museum will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21 due to the weather.
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The History of Washington's Headquarters Tent

The history of Washington's Headquarters Tent doesn't stop at the end of the war. Its journey from Revolutionary battlefields to the Museum's collection is a fascinating story in its own right, and one that touches on key events in American history. As part of The First Oval Office project, our team of historians and curators have been researching this journey. More