Virtual Event with LTC Seanegan P. Sculley on Nov. 12, Part of Museum's Veterans Day Weekend Celebration
Kicking off a new season of the Museum of the American Revolution’s signature Read the Revolution Speaker Series, Lieutenant Colonel Seanegan P. Sculley will join the Museum virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. for a discussion based on his recent book Contest for Liberty. The event is part of the Museum’s Veterans Day Weekend Celebration, which includes free admission for veterans, those currently serving in the military, and Blue Star Families.
This Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will honor America’s first veterans and those who continue to serve our nation today, and will explore their stories through a virtual lecture, pop-up talks and performances, take-and-make crafts, and more. From Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, November 15, 2020, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
Celebrate A Revolutionary Halloweekend at the Museum of the American Revolution during Halloween Weekend from Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Hear spooky stories from the Revolutionary War and learn how early Americans carved turnips—not pumpkins— to ward away evil spirits. Kids 12 and under who come in costume will get $3 off admission (at the front desk, not available online).
Citizenship – and the opportunities and obligations it provides – is the focus of a new episode of the Museum of the American Revolution’s AmRev360 web series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at Noon. The episode, “The Revolutionary Promise of Citizenship,” will air on the Museum’s Facebook page. It will include Spanish-language captions. The panelists will be available to respond to questions live in the comments.
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. But the struggle for women’s rights did not begin—or end—there. Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Museum of the American Revolution for “World Affairs and the Enduring American Revolution: Women’s Rights,” a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5 p.m.
The Museum of the American Revolution’s “cheekily titled” (New York Times) new exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807 will open to the public on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The exhibit will be open during the Museum’s regular operating hours, Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, April 25, 2021. The exhibit explores the “remarkable story” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of women and free people of color legally voting in Revolutionary-era New Jersey. It also will examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. to examine how we can wrestle with—and have honest dialogue about—the complexities in our nation’s history.
Former President Obama to Deliver Keynote Address from Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution as Part of Democratic National Convention
Former President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address tonight from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, during the 2020 Democratic National Convention. President Obama will make his remarks from a gallery in the Museum that explores the years after the Revolutionary War when the U.S. Constitution was written.
Museum Announces Newly Expanded Positions in Education, Community Engagement and 250th Initiatives in the Lead-Up to 2026
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced two newly expanded roles within the organization in support of the Museum’s strategic commitment to education, engagement, and commemorating the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026.
The Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking new exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807 will open to the public on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 and run through Sunday, April 25, 2021. The exhibition also will be made accessible to virtual visitors from around the world through a robust, free online experience.