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WAYNE, PA – November 12, 2008 – The American Revolution Center (ARC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Cole, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will join the organization as President and CEO effective in January 2009. Under Cole’s leadership, ARC will become a national and international museum and education center in Valley Forge for the study of the American Revolution, and the enduring principles of democracy upon which our Nation was founded. The museum and education center will provide on-site and distance learning opportunities to bring the history of the American Revolution alive for people of all ages worldwide.

About The Museum of the American Revolution:

The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Construction is now underway for the new Museum that is being built steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution. It will serve as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep. The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit or call toll free, 877-740-1776.