Harvard University’s Dr. Vincent Brown to Discuss New Book on 18th-Century Slave Rebellion Tacky’s Revolt, Feb. 12
Harvard University professor, author, and historian Dr. Vincent Brown will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the largest slave revolt in the 18th-century British Atlantic world, based on his new book Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, January 2020), during Black History Month. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
Dr. Stephen Brumwell to Present a Provocative Interpretation of Benedict Arnold’s Journey from Hero to Traitor, Jan. 30
Author and historian Dr. Stephen Brumwell will trace Benedict Arnold’s journey from a once-ardent hero of the Revolutionary cause to its most dishonored traitor at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 p.m., based on his most recent book Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, May 2018). The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series.
Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh (kā-lē), a social gathering with dancing and storytelling, at A Winter’s Ball on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 from 5 – 8 p.m. The event is part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours series. Visitors are encouraged – but not required – to wear their finest ballroom attire.
Vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project return to the Museum of the American Revolution to present “We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration” on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, from 3 – 4 p.m., as part of a weekend-long celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… an American Revolutionary! Create your own historically inspired comic book superhero during a special workshop geared toward young adults at the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m., in partnership with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. (ECBACC).
This holiday season, enjoy the “Sounds of the Irish Revolution” with a series of musical performances at the Museum of the American Revolution from Thursday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. From 2-4 p.m. each day, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical performances featuring traditional and historic Irish tunes in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. Performances are free and open to the public (no Museum admission necessary).
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Mark R. Shenkman, Founder, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Shenkman Capital, as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Kim Huskinson as Director of Marketing. Huskinson brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in strategic marketing and communications, primarily within the arts and culture nonprofit sector.
During Winter Break from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore the diverse stories of men and women in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who experienced the “Ten Crucial Days.” Visitors of all ages will meet costumed living history interpreters, learn military drills, and enjoy the “Sounds of the Irish Revolution” with free musical performances.
Immerse yourself in the music of 18th-century Dublin on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6–7 p.m. as the musical trio The Practitioners & Ornaments of Musick present “Music Beyond the Fanlight,” an evening concert in the Museum’s elegant Liberty Hall.