2019 International Conference on the American Revolution

October 3, 2019 - 9:00 am to October 5, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution - Philadelphia, PA

Presented by: Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Richard C. von Hess Foundation, and Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation are pleased to present the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution. This event will bring 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.

The conference will coincide with the opening of Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. With more than one hundred works of art, historical objects, manuscripts, and maps from lenders across the globe, Cost of Revolution will explore the Age of Revolutions in America and Ireland through the life story of  an Irish-born artist and officer in the British Army, Richard Mansergh St. George (1750s-1798).

Program highlights include an opening keynote by Dr. Eliga Gould, speaking on “Making Peace in Britain, Ireland, and America: 1778 to 1783,” and a closing keynote by Martin Mansergh, noted historian and former Irish diplomat and Fianna Fáil politician who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. In addition to two days of engaging talks, panel discussions, and tours of Cost of Revolution, conference guests may register for an optional one-day guided bus trip to follow the footsteps of Richard St. George through the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777.

2019 International Conference on the American Revolution Conference Pricing
Conference Registration: $275
Museum of the American Revolution Member Registration Rate: $250
Individual membership at the Museum starts at $65. Join today and receive discounted admission to the conference and other programs throughout the year. Visit www.amrevmuseum.org/membership for details and to join today.

For more information, click here to download the conference schedule

Questions? Email conferences@amrevmuseum.org or call the Education Department at 267.579.3646

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.