Richard St. George performance

Cost of Revolution Daily Programs

Daily Programming

Theatrical Performance: Cost of Revolution

Daily, 1:15 & 3:15 p.m., Washington's War Tent Theater
It is 1798, and Richard St. George — an artist, wounded Revolutionary War veteran, and wealthy landlord — is in the midst of confronting the second violent revolution of his life. In this 30-minute special production commissioned from Philadelphia playwright Chris Braak, meet Richard St. George as he reflects on the trouble brewing in Ireland, his youthful adventures, personal loss, and what his life can tell us about an era of revolutions. Program times are subject to change to accommodate school visits and other programs. Feel free to call ahead to check if performances are scheduled for the day of your visit!

10-Minute Talk: Irish Soldiers and Symbols

Daily at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Join an educator to investigate the symbols used by Irish soldiers of the British empire and Irish revolutionaries through a look at the art and objects in Cost of Revolution.

Campaign Clothing

Select Days at 11 a.m.
Meet a costumed educator to learn how men and women dressed to suit the season as soldiers marched into Philadelphia and civilians shivered through a long winter.

10-Minute Talk: Mysterious Art

Daily at 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00
Learn how experts uncovered hidden connections between Italian paintings, unidentified sketches, and the life of an Irish artist-soldier

Tableau Talk: Richard St. George’s Tableau

Daily at 1 p.m.
Join an educator for a close look at the life-size scene – a tableau – at the core of this exhibit and learn how the Museum recreated a snapshot of Richard St. George’s life.

Special Exhibition Early Access Tour

Thursdays at 9 a.m. 
$50 non-members, $35 members

This 60-minute guided tour offers visitors an exclusive opportunity to experience the Museum’s first international loan exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, with an educator before it opens to the public.

Walking Tour: Occupied Philadelphia

Saturdays at 4 p.m. 
$31 non-members, $12 members

Richard St. George called Philadelphia a “fine town.” What was it like during the British occupation of 1777-1778? Join an educator for a 60-minute outdoor walking tour of British Philadelphia.

Cost of Revolution Events

Join us for events inspired by Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, now open through March 17, 2020.

With thanks to:

Kazie and John C. Harvey
Irish Georgian Society
Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme

Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea
Irish American Business Chamber and Network
The Society of St. George – Philadelphia
Welfare Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Peter Mark
James S. and Sally Studdiford