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July 11, 2012

Museum of the American Revolution Receives $10M Donation from Oneida Indian Nation

WASHINGTON DC– July 11, 2012 – The leadership of The American Revolution Center joined with Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and other leaders of the Oneida Nation in announcing a $10 million gift from the Oneidas to the Center. The gift is made in part to recognize the little known, but extraordinary role the Oneidas played in the Revolutionary War. With today’s gift, the Center is more than a quarter of the way toward matching the $40M Lenfest challenge announced last month.

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October 11, 2012

Three New Members Join the Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA, PA– October 11, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the American Revolution Center has elected Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative, Richard Vague, a private investor, and Gordon S. Wood, distinguished scholar of the American Revolution, to the Board of Directors. “These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman.

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November 15, 2012

History Museum and Museum of the American Revolution Present Program on Mrs. Benedict Arnold

PHILADELPHIA, PA– November 15, 2012 – Stephen H. Case and Mark Jacob, co-authors of Treacherous Beauty—Peggy Shippen, the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America—will discuss their book in a public program presented jointly by the Philadelphia History Museum and the Museum of the American Revolution.The program will take place on December 6, 2012 in the newly reopened Philadelphia History Museum where a portrait of Peggy Shippen is on display.

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November 16, 2012

Upcoming Programs Highlight the History of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 16, 2012 – We are pleased to present two public programs featuring noted authors who have recently published books on the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of Independence National Park (November 30) and the Philadelphia History Museum (December 6). On November 30, Todd Andrlik will discuss his book, Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before it Was History, It Was News.

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April 01, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg and Museum of the American Revolution Collaborate on Reproducing George Washington's "Oval Office"

PHILADELPHIA, PA and WILLIAMSBURG, VA – April 1, 2013 – It was George Washington’s home for much of the Revolutionary War, a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office — the first “oval office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. This national treasure will be displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016. This summer, it will be reproduced by Historic Trades tailors as part of a new partnership between Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of the American Revolution.

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April 29, 2013

Respected Scholar Richard Beeman Shares Stories From the American Revolution at the National Constitution Center

PHILADELPHIA – April 29, 2013 – Join National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. as he unveils his newest book Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774 – 1776, a lively account of how a group of men from different backgrounds and political beliefs came together to dedicate their lives to a common cause ─ America’s independence from Britain.

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May 01, 2013

Museum Acquires New 18th Century French Military Portrait

PHILADELPHIA – May 1, 2013 – On May 2, 1778, word of the French Alliance reached the Continental Congress. Four days later, soldiers celebrated this news at Valley Forge with a feu de joie--a celebratory rifle salute. As we commemorate this important date, the Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the acquisition of a rare 18th century portrait of a French officer--Comte Joachim de Revel du Perron-- wearing the uniform he wore during the North American campaign of America's War for Independence.

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May 16, 2013

American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to join Frank Fox, the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies as a major sponsor of The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. This international conference, which received additional support from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Williams College, will be held in Philadelphia from May 30 - June 1, 2013.

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June 06, 2013

Liberty or Death: Relics from the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA – June 6, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to partner with Sotheby's New York to present Liberty or Death: Relics from the American Revolution. The exhibition features objects on loan from the Museum of the American Revolution's collection as well as items for sale by Sotheby's. Opening hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5pm through June 28, 2013 excluding June 15, 16, 21 and 22. "We are delighted to collaborate with Sotheby's to display these great treasures from our collection.

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