Press Room

April 13, 2020

Celebrate the Museum’s Third Birthday on April 19 – Virtually!

The Museum of the American Revolution is turning three! Help us celebrate the Museum’s birthday – virtually! – on Sunday, April 19. Sign a digital birthday card or share your favorite Museum memory for a chance to win four tickets to visit when we reopen, and learn how to make a celebratory 18th-century “Whisky Cake” or rum shrub cocktail.

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April 07, 2020

Museum Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 Public Humanities Project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will support the upcoming special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 -1807, which is scheduled to open in August 2020, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting millions of American women the right to vote. It also will support the implementation of corresponding educational materials, a robust online experience, and related public programs exploring women’s citizenship and voting rights in the early Republic.

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March 31, 2020

Museum Hosts Free “Virtual Spring Break” from April 6-17

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.

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March 16, 2020

Explore the Museum from Anywhere with Virtual Gallery Tours and More

Stuck at home? The Museum of the American Revolution is temporarily closed to the public, 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.

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March 12, 2020

March into Spring Break at the Museum with the Whole Family

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.

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February 27, 2020

Museum Marks the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5

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.

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February 26, 2020

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.

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February 24, 2020

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.

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February 13, 2020

Tate Britain’s Dr. Martin Myrone Explores the Life and Art of Richard St. George, March 5

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.

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