Upcoming Programs Highlight the History of the American RevolutionNovember 16, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 16, 2012 – We are pleased to present two public programs featuring noted authors who have recently published books on the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of Independence National Park (November 30) and the Philadelphia History Museum (December 6). On November 30, Todd Andrlik will discuss his book, Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before it Was History, It Was News. Reporting the Revolutionary War represents one of the most significant collections of colonial papers published between 1763 and 1783 and includes essays by 37 historians. The event begins at 12:10 at 101 S. 3rd Street in Philadelphia and is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. RSVP online or call the Friends of Independence National Park office at 215.861.4971. On December 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution in conjunction with the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent will present a conversation with authors Mark Jacobs and Stephen Case about their recent biography of Peggy Shippen, Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen the Women Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America. Attendees are welcome to tour the museum from 5:00-6:00 p.m. during which they can take the opportunity to view a portrait of Margaret “Peggy” Shippen Arnold painted by Daniel Gardener that is currently on view in the exhibition Face to Facebook. Tickets are $10 (free for members of the History Museum). RSVP online or call 215-685-4829 or email [email protected].
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 www.AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.