This Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations from Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27, 2019. Veterans and active or retired military will receive free admission courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
Celebrate Revolutionary Women with a Mother’s Day Tea Featuring Special Guest Martha Washington, May 12
Women played vital roles on the homefront and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. This Mother’s Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Revolutionary women with a Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 12, 2019, featuring special guest Martha Washington, portrayed by a costumed historical interpreter. Seatings will take place at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Author and Historian Virginia DeJohn Anderson Explores the Intertwining Lives of a Revolutionary Spy and a Loyalist, May 15
Author and historian Virginia DeJohn Anderson will discuss her most recent book, The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution, at the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. The event will conclude the Museum’s second season of its popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
On April 11, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was presented with the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award in a ceremony at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. The award recognized his more than four decades of masterful storytelling about our nation’s history and its Revolutionary spirit.
Film Screening and Discussion with Historian and “Photo Detective” Maureen Taylor and Filmmaker Pam Pacelli Cooper, April 30
At the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 -8 p.m., Maureen Taylor and Pam Pacelli Cooper will screen two short films from the series, followed by a discussion of their journey of collaboration in bringing these photographs to life using genealogical and historical research.
Experience Life in the Continental Army During Spring Break at the Museum of the American Revolution
Each spring during the Revolutionary War, the armies shook the rust off and resupplied. During Spring Break from April 13 – April 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., visitors can participate in family-friendly activities and demonstrations that explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers.
Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns to Receive Lenfest Award at the Museum of the American Revolution, April 11
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will receive the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award in a ceremony at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Through more than four decades of masterful storytelling, Burns has illuminated the people, places, and events that shaped our nation’s history and the bold American spirit at its core.
In 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m., join the Museum of the American Revolution for “Death and Taxes,” a post-tax-day bash with free Bluecoat Elderflower Gin cocktail samplings from Philadelphia Distilling, Ben Franklin trivia, and a lively discussion about a Founding Father who had many up-close-and-personal encounters with death.
The Museum of the American Revolution will receive an Institutional Award of Merit from PA Museums at the statewide museum association’s Annual Statewide Museum Conference for Revolution Place, the Museum’s new discovery center. The awards ceremony will be at the Brandywine River Museum of Art at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Laurel Ulrich Reflects on “The Age of Homespun” During Women’s History Month, March 28
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of early America and the history of women Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. to reflect on her pioneering work The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth, during Women’s History Month.