The Museum hosts annual events dedicated to exploring the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution. From lectures to panel discussions and conferences, the Museum brings together celebrated authors, historians, and distinguished guests for lively events that engage a wide variety of audiences. For a full listing of our programs and events, please see our events calendar.
The Revolution was in the Minds and Hearts of the People.John Adams, 1818
Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award
The Museum’s Chairman Emeritus H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, who passed away in August 2018, created the award to recognize distinguished and significant achievement in advancing public awareness and understanding of history and of its relevance in the ongoing American experiment. The Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award is presented on a semi-regular basis and may be given to an individual or to an organization active in a broad range of fields such as history, education, film-making, writing, media, and philanthropy.
The Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture
The Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture has been established through the generosity of the friends, colleagues, and family of the late Carl M. Buchholz. Carl served from 2008 until his untimely death in 2016 as vice chair of the Board of the Museum of the American Revolution. The Lecture is presented at the Museum to explore the political thought of the American Founding and the continuing relevance of these concepts to the American nation.
2019 International Conference on the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation presented the International Conference on the American Revolution in October 2019. The event brought noted historians, writers, and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.