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PHILADELPHIA – November 2, 2011 – H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman of The American Revolution Center, said, “Robert A.M. Stern Architects and MFM Design were chosen through a rigorous selection process. In their distinct disciplines, each firm has the expertise to lead our efforts to develop a world-class museum that will inspire and engage people from around the world about the extraordinary people, places and events of the American Revolution.” "At last, the long-cherished dream of very many—a fixed place to celebrate and interpret the American Revolution—will be realized on a terrific site a stone's throw from Independence Hall," said Robert A.M. Stern, Founder and Senior partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.

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.