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November 01, 2019

FBI Solves 50 Year Cold Case Enabling Revolutionary War Era Firearm To Be Reclaimed And Put On Display

Today, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and its Color Guard (PSSR) announced an agreement to publicly display a rare Revolutionary era American firearm that has been missing for nearly half a century. The Christian Oerter rifle was acquired by the PSSR in 1963 and placed on loan to the Valley Forge Historical Society.

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October 11, 2019

Explore a Darker Side of History at “All the Gory Details” After-Hours Event, Oct. 29

Just in time for Halloween, two local Museums are partnering to take visitors on a trip through the darker part of history. Museum of the American Revolution and the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will review “all the gory details” of a gruesome and risky surgery and its connections to Irish soldier Richard St. George at History After Hours on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Museum of the American Revolution.

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September 03, 2019

An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host a special evening presentation featuring Dr. Martin Mansergh in conversation with Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall. They will discuss the influence of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798 on Ireland’s path to independence, and their relevance to today.

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August 27, 2019

The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29

Did you know that in the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war? The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019.

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