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April 19, 2018

A Hamilton Experience, A New Discovery Center, Audio Tours and More in Museum’s Second Year

Today marks the first anniversary of the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened on April 19, 2017, the date that the “shot heard round the world” ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775. The Museum is looking ahead to exciting new experiences and initiatives in the coming year, including an interactive playscape that explores Alexander Hamilton’s Philadelphia connections, a hands-on discovery center, audio tours and a new line-up of Read the Revolution evening author events.

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April 11, 2018

Celebrate Revolutionary Women with a Mother’s Day Tea Featuring Special Guest Martha Washington

Women played vital roles on the homefront and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. This Mother’s Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Revolutionary women with a Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 13, 2018, featuring special guest Martha Washington, portrayed by a costumed historical interpreter. Seatings will take place at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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April 06, 2018

Historian Holger Hoock Examines America’s Shockingly Violent Inception, May 8

Historian and author Holger Hoock shatters the myth that the American Revolution was a tame affair carried out by statesmen in drawing rooms. In his “original, thought-provoking” (Wall Street Journal) recent book Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth (Crown, 2017), Hoock shows that the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war.

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April 02, 2018

Lancaster Native Donates Revolutionary War Toy Set to Museum of the American Revolution

Lancaster resident Dr. Dennis Denenberg remembers opening his Revolutionary War toy set on Christmas morning in 1957. As a 10-year-old boy, he was enthralled with the tiny soldiers, horses, and even miniature cannons with cannon balls. Denenberg took great care of the set, which is why it was still in excellent condition when he recently donated it to the Museum of the American Revolution, more than 60 years later.

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April 02, 2018

History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.

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March 22, 2018

Michael C. Quinn Steps Down as CEO After Distinguished Tenure

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Michael C. Quinn has resigned from his position as President and CEO after a distinguished six-year tenure. The Museum’s Board of Directors has named him President Emeritus in recognition of his indispensable role in planning and opening the nationally acclaimed institution.

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March 15, 2018

Museum of the American Revolution Names Theater in Honor of $8 Million Gift from Alan B. and Jill Miller

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the naming of the Alan B. Miller Theater in honor of an $8 million gift from Museum Board Member Alan B. Miller, Chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc., and his wife Jill Miller. The Theater houses one of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s War Tent.

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