Descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Loans Rare 1776 Printing of the Declaration to Museum in Time for July 4
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution has installed a rare 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, on loan from California resident Holly Metcalf Kinyon, a descendant of Declaration signer John Witherspoon. The printing hasn’t been publicly displayed in more than a century and has never been displayed in a museum.
Celebrate Pride Month this June at the Museum of the American Revolution with “Pride on Paper,” an after-hours event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. Discover what letters can tell us about gender dynamics during the Revolutionary era, test your knowledge of LGBTQ history with a trivia contest, and create a rainbow flag or pride button to take home.
How Will You Be the Revolution? Museum to Create Flag with 10,000 Personalized Ribbons During Weeklong July 4th Celebration
How will you be the Revolution? This Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors to declare how they are carrying forward the promises of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a giant flag-shaped installation on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. The installation will be up from Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets Now on Sale for 2019-2020 Special Exhibition “Cost of Revolution" at the Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 28 – March 17
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, which officially opens to the public Sept. 28, 2019 and runs through March 17, 2020 at the Museum of the American Revolution, the exhibition’s exclusive venue.
Forty Historic 13-Star Flags to be Displayed Together for the First Time Beginning Flag Day, June 14 – July 21
This Flag Day, 40 rare, historic 13-star flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has been displayed together. Most of the flags have never been exhibited before. The exhibit, “A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags,” will be on view from Flag Day, Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 21, 2019.
The stars align at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. for a “Seafarers and Stargazers” after-hours event. The stellar evening will include beer-tasting with local breweries and exploring the role of the “sciences of the stars” – including astrology and astronomy – in 18th century life.
Heat up your summer plans with a visit to Philadelphia – the Headquarters of the American Revolution – and enjoy extended hours, family-friendly activities, and ways to save at the Museum of the American Revolution. And don’t miss the Museum’s special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
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.