Treat yourself to a socially distant spring break! The Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a Virtual Spring Break from Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 17, 2020, with a line-up of choose-your-own virtual adventures including make-at-home craft activities using household items, virtual story time, living history demonstrations for all ages, and more.
Stuck at home? The Museum of the American Revolution is closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31, but you can explore the Museum and its content from anywhere with digital resources including a Virtual Museum Tour, a Virtual Field Trip, a rich archive of Read the Revolution book excerpts, and more.
Fall into step at the Museum of the American Revolution during Spring Break from Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers, and enjoy special crafts, storytime, and living history demonstrations for all ages.
Update: Please note that this event has been cancelled.
On March 5, 1770, British soldiers killed five Bostonians in what became known as the Boston Massacre, one of the crucial moments that led to the Revolutionary War. The Museum of the American Revolution will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre with pop-up talks in the galleries, an artifact installation, and a discussion with author Serena Zabin on her new book The Boston Massacre: A Family Story.
New Book on Dietrich Collection of Colonial Art and Artifacts Co-Edited by Museum Board Member H. Richard Dietrich III
A new book explores one of the greatest private collections of early American art and artifacts ever assembled, the Dietrich American Foundation, and pays tribute to its founder H. Richard Dietrich Jr. The book, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts, shines a light on life in colonial America by showcasing highlights from the collection.
Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Special Exhibit When Women Lost the Vote, August 2020 – March 2021
In the groundbreaking new exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807, the Museum of the American Revolution will explore – as no book, exhibit, or other medium has before – the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examine how and why this right was stripped away in 1807. The exhibition will run from August 22, 2020 – March 28, 2021 and will be included with regular Museum admission.
Although it is little known, the story of Irish artist and soldier Richard St. George is one of the most visually rich stories of the Revolutionary era for someone of his status. In fact, twenty-two works of art that St. George either posed for, personally created, or helped to create are known to survive and have been reunited for the first time from across the globe in the Museum of the American Revolution’s special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.
A film screening of the acclaimed 2017 Irish documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America will take place at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m., in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. The film chronicles the life and work of John Hume, one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process. It is narrated by Liam Neeson.
Museum Educator Featured in HISTORY®’s ‘Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution’ Documentary, Premiering Feb. 19
A new documentary on “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution” will feature expert commentary from Adrienne Whaley, Senior Manager of K-12 Education for the Museum of the American Revolution. The one-hour documentary is set to premiere on HISTORY® on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/PT during Black History Month. It is executive produced by NBA legend, best-selling author and esteemed activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales.