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Inside the Declaration of Independence gallery featuring a copy of the Declaration of Independence

George Washington Council members, Revolution Society members, and additional invited guests are welcome to join an exclusive evening presentation and reception on Tuesday, March 26, hosted by Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to learn about the Museum’s plans for the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding and special exhibit, The Declaration’s Journey, opening in Fall 2025.

The Museum is seeking to transform the nation’s relationship with its Revolutionary past by increasing awareness of the many ordinary, diverse, and little-known people who created the American nation. Through special exhibits, digital initiatives, and educational programs, the Museum is aiming to facilitate widespread conversation about the meaning of the American Declaration of Independence and its ongoing legacy, in 2026 and beyond. These efforts will culminate in a major exhibition, The Declaration’s Journey, opening in Fall 2025 with traveling elements and digital resources available to audiences across the nation and around the world. The exhibition will be supported by programs designed for a wide range of audiences, with a strong focus on K-12 education. This exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

To learn more about joining George Washington Council or Revolution Society and to RSVP, please email Leadership Giving Manager Jane Hayden at [email protected].

Planning for The Declaration’s Journey exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom, with additional support provided by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation.

Additional support for the Museum’s 250th commemoration provided by David and Kim Adler, Daniel DiLella and Monica Duvall DiLella, John and Ellen Jumper, and Nancy and Morris W. Offit.

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The Declaration’s Journey

Coming in Fall 2025
The Declaration's Journey, opening in Fall 2025, will explore how a document created out of a colonial rebellion on the margins of the British empire became one of the most world renowned statements of political rights in human history.
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2026 & Beyond

Through special exhibits, digital initiatives, and educational programs, we aim to accelerate our momentum and expand our national reach and impact through the 250th commemoration and position the Museum as a national leader in history education and civic engagement.
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The Boston Liberty Tree is in the middle of the Becoming Revolutionaries gallery. Guests explore the gallery.
 

Revolution Society & George Washington Council

Contributions from modern patriots enable the Museum to care for our collection and offer educational programs to engage every generation.
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