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.
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.