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.
Ray Halbritter, Leader of the Oneida Indian Nation, Joins Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson for AmRev360 Episode
On the heels of the successful campaign to retire the former name and mascot of the NFL’s Washington Football Team, Ray Halbritter joined the Museum of the American Revolution for a virtual conversation about his role in leading the “Change the Mascot” movement. The conversation also explored the history of the Oneida Indian Nation, the difference between celebration and commemoration, and the importance of a diverse, nuanced telling of our nation’s history.
Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3, with Special Member Access Beginning August 20
The Museum of the American Revolution is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience, the Museum has implemented new health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.
Museum Wins PA Museums’ Statewide Institutional Award of Merit for “Hamilton Was Here” Special Exhibition
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2020 Institutional Award of Merit from PA Museums for its 2018-19 exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
Master Ceramicist Michelle Erickson Recreates Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia-Made Porcelain Pickle Stand in New Video
What can one piece of porcelain tell us about the American Revolution? In a newly released 18-minute film, master ceramicist Michelle Erickson recreates an 18th-century Philadelphia-made masterwork known as a Bonnin and Morris pickle stand – an exquisite tiered serving dish – and explores the political significance of American-made porcelain during the Revolutionary era.
Museum Names Oncologist and Ret. U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Dr. Edith P. Mitchell to Board of Directors
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Dr. Edith P. Mitchell as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Mitchell is an award-winning oncologist and researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In addition to her medical achievements, Mitchell is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General—the first female physician to achieve that rank.