Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3, with Special Member Access Beginning August 20
The Museum of the American Revolution is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience, the Museum has implemented new health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.
Museum Wins PA Museums’ Statewide Institutional Award of Merit for “Hamilton Was Here” Special Exhibition
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2020 Institutional Award of Merit from PA Museums for its 2018-19 exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
Master Ceramicist Michelle Erickson Recreates Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia-Made Porcelain Pickle Stand in New Video
What can one piece of porcelain tell us about the American Revolution? In a newly released 18-minute film, master ceramicist Michelle Erickson recreates an 18th-century Philadelphia-made masterwork known as a Bonnin and Morris pickle stand – an exquisite tiered serving dish – and explores the political significance of American-made porcelain during the Revolutionary era.
Museum Names Oncologist and Ret. U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Dr. Edith P. Mitchell to Board of Directors
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Dr. Edith P. Mitchell as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Mitchell is an award-winning oncologist and researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In addition to her medical achievements, Mitchell is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General—the first female physician to achieve that rank.
During a weeklong Fourth of July Celebration, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer free, interactive virtual experiences for all ages that explore the unfulfilled but enduring promise of the Declaration of Independence. Join us for virtual conversations with a range of dynamic guests, family-friendly activities, and the opportunity to declare how you are carrying forward the Declaration’s promises of liberty and equality.
Historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz to Discuss Latin American Independence and the American Revolution in Free Virtual Event June 30
Author and historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz will discuss her award-winning first book, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions, on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The virtual conversation with Museum of the American Revolution President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
Museum of the American Revolution Wins Prestigious 2020 AASLH Award of Excellence for “Hamilton Was Here” Exhibit
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced that the Museum of the American Revolution is the recipient of a 2020 Award of Excellence for its 2018-19 exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
On Friday, June 19, the Museum will celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a celebration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, and will explore the continuing struggle for equality. The Museum’s Juneteenth virtual programs are free and open to all.
Christiane Amanpour and Dr. Louise Mirrer Awarded 2020 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of Amanpour & Co. on PBS, and Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of New-York Historical Society, have received the 2020 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award.
A new nation needs a new way to represent itself. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting the 13-star flag as the official flag of the new United States. Join the Museum of the American Revolution as we mark Flag Day virtually from Friday–Sunday, June 12–14, 2020.