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.
Only six weeks remain to see Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier at the Museum of the American Revolution, the exhibition’s exclusive venue. The exhibition has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors to date. Cost of Revolution is on view from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and is included with regular Museum admission.
Museum of the American Revolution Names Christopher B. Cowie, Zachary J. Pack, and William M. Raveis, Jr. as New Board Members
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Christopher B. Cowie, Zachary J. Pack, and William M. Raveis, Jr. as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Morris W. Offit has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Former Board Chairman General John P. Jumper will remain as a Board Member. The Museum, which opened in 2017, is approaching its third anniversary on April 19, 2020, and has welcomed more than 875,000 visitors from around the world.
From commemorating the birthday of our nation’s first president to asking visitors to imagine their own presidential campaign, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with free donuts, family-friendly festivities, an author talk, and more from Saturday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
Award-Winning Storyteller Sofiya Ballin to Premiere New Revolution-Themed Installment of Black History Untold Series, Feb. 11
Award-winning storyteller Sofiya Ballin will premiere “Revolution,” the latest installment of her acclaimed Black History Untold series at the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours event on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The installment features powerful film vignettes exploring the idea of revolution in the context of Black history and the Black experience.
Forum on Racial Understanding Hosted by the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust at the Museum Feb. 8 During Black History Month
How do journalism, literature, the arts, and mass media shape and perpetuate our perceptions of race? A panel of experts will explore this topic on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution during Black History Month. The forum, It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding, is co-hosted by the Museum and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT).
Harvard University’s Dr. Vincent Brown to Discuss New Book on 18th-Century Slave Rebellion Tacky’s Revolt, Feb. 12
Harvard University professor, author, and historian Dr. Vincent Brown will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the largest slave revolt in the 18th-century British Atlantic world, based on his new book Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, January 2020), during Black History Month. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
Dr. Stephen Brumwell to Present a Provocative Interpretation of Benedict Arnold’s Journey from Hero to Traitor, Jan. 30
Author and historian Dr. Stephen Brumwell will trace Benedict Arnold’s journey from a once-ardent hero of the Revolutionary cause to its most dishonored traitor at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 p.m., based on his most recent book Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, May 2018). The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series.