Join Us to Celebrate the Museum’s Fifth Anniversary on April 19March 22, 2022
Naturalization Ceremony, Quizzo, Selfie Station, Pop-Up Talks, and More
April 19th Also Marks the Anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”
The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating five years of making history! Join us as we mark our fifth anniversary with a naturalization ceremony, Quizzo, a selfie station, giveaways, and more from Tuesday, April 19 – Sunday, April 24, 2022, during our Revolutionary Spring Break.
The Museum opened to the public on April 19, 2017 – the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775 – and has since welcomed more a million visitors from across the nation and around the world to experience the tumult and transformation of the Revolutionary era. Visitors can explore the story of those first battles of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord through pop-up talks and featured paintings in our special exhibition Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
Fifth Anniversary Celebration Highlights:
- USCIS Naturalization Ceremony | Liberty Hall, April 19, 10 a.m.
Join us as we welcome dozens of new American citizens from across the globe during a naturalization ceremony hosted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Museum's Liberty Hall.
- Celebratory Selfie Station & Giveaway | Onsite, Daily
Stop at a selfie station in the Museum’s rotunda to take a celebratory fifth anniversary photo! Share your selfie along with a memory of the Museum on social media and tag @AmRevMuseum for the chance to win a Museum giveaway.
- Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War | Onsite & Online, Daily
The Museum's special exhibition, now open through Sept. 5, 2022, immerses visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani, including “Lexington Common, April 19, 1775” and “Concord Bridge, The Nineteenth of April, 1775.” Liberty is now available as a virtual tour featuring 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the art and artifacts, and an audio tour.
- AmRev Quizzo: Fifth Anniversary Edition! | Online (Pay What You Wish), April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join us online for a lively game of history Quizzo in celebration of the Museum’s fifth anniversary! From fun facts to name-that-artifact, test your knowledge of Revolutionary history with four live rounds of trivia. Each household that registers for this event will name their team and play to win the night’s prizes. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.
- Pop-Up Talks: Battles of Lexington and Concord | Onsite, Daily
Throughout the weekend, enjoy 10-minute pop-up talks to learn more about the “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Mass., in our gallery featuring objects from the battle, including an original beam from the Old North Bridge, as well as a powder horn that has a hole in it matching the size of a British musket ball, a sword, and a hatband.
- Craft: Make Your Own Birthday Helmet | Onsite, Daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Help us celebrate our birthday by creating your own birthday hat, modeled after the distinctive helmets Hessian soldiers wore. Decorate it with your own style and flair to help us celebrate turning five! Crafts take place in our family-friendly Revolution Place discovery center on the lower level.
- Digital Resources about the “Shot Heard 'Round the World” | Online
Not able to make it to the Museum or want to continue exploring from home? Dive deeper into the Museum’s gallery focusing on the “shot heard ‘round the world” with an online “case” study examining several objects that witnessed the battles. Commemorate the anniversary with a reading list of five suggested books from our Read the Revolution series. Plus, watch a video presentation about objects that “witnessed” the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
- Museum Shop | Onsite and Online
To learn more about the Museum’s history, find the Museum of the American Revolution Official Guidebook in our shop onsite and online. The commemorative guide includes images of historic artifacts and art, fascinating facts, and more. To learn more about the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to the building’s construction, explore Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.