Museum Launches “Headquarters of the American Revolution” Website
AmRevHQ.org Highlights Regional Revolutionary Sites to Help Visitors Plan Itinerary
PHILADELPHIA, JULY 19, 2017 — Philadelphia was the headquarters of the American Revolution, and the Museum of the American Revolution has launched a new website, www.AmRevHQ.org, that highlights these numerous local and regional sites where history was made, including battlefields, burial grounds, historic houses, and more.
The website serves as an easy-to-use web tool that will help visitors discover the many historic sites and heritage attractions in and around Philadelphia.
“So many of the iconic moments of the Revolution took place right here in Philadelphia: it was where the delegates first gathered, where the Declaration was drafted and signed; it was fought over fiercely, seized by the British and even lost in a major turning point in the war,” said Michael Quinn, Museum President and CEO. “Philadelphia was the de facto national capital, and with this new website, we will serve as a portal to the many important places here, providing visitors – as well as local residents – with a richer, deeper understanding of the people and places that brought our nation into being.”
The new site was created by Philadelphia-based digital agency Message Agency as a “microsite” that supplements the Museum’s main website, www.AmRevMuseum.org. It features Revolutionary locations across the Greater Philadelphia region so that visitors can create an itinerary for their own Revolutionary journey. The website is divided into categories including “Battlefields and Encampments,” “Historic Philadelphia Essentials,” “Libraries and Historic Societies,” “Historic Houses and Gardens,” “Family-Friendly Sites,” “Arts and Culture,” and more.
Also included is a list of upcoming special events, activities or exhibits related to the American Revolution at regional sites. Information about events can be uploaded here.
A second phase of the website planned for 2018 will feature an enhanced digital experience with expanded opportunities for user-generated content. The long-range goal is to expand the site to include national landmarks and attractions.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its rich collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776
About Message Agency
Message Agency is an award-winning digital agency and social enterprise that builds brands, websites, and web applications for impact-driven organizations. Our work draws upon strong awareness of the social sector and deep expertise in user-centered design and open-source development. As a certified B Corp that has worked for over 20 years with nonprofits, foundations, universities, governments, and social enterprises, we’re committed to redefining how web technologies are used to engage, educate, and inspire. For more information, visit www.messageagency.com.