Philadelphia Museums Loan Artwork to Palace of Versailles for Exhibition on France's Role in the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2016— In honor of the 240th anniversary of American Independence, the Museum of the American Revolution will loan a painting commemorating an important moment in Franco-American relations to the Palace of Versailles for its first-ever exhibit on France's contribution to America’s founding.
Announces $10 Million Gift from Gerry Lenfest
Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2016 — On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation’s founding when it officially opens on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of “the shot heard ‘round the world.”
American Revolution Beer Pong at New Liberty Distillery Hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution
We all know who won the American Revolution the first time. But can it be done again?
On Thursday, June 23, the Young Friends of the Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in historic Philadelphia in Spring 2017, will host a beer pong tournament that recreates five key battles of the American Revolution on the pong table. Blue Coats and Red Coats will face off once again, but this time the prize isn’t liberty – it’s a gift basket full of Phillies tickets, gift cards, and more!
Archaeological Excavation at Site of New Museum of the American Revolution Traces Philadelphia’s Transformation Since the 17th Century
Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2016 — As the new Museum of the American Revolution rises on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets, it marks a new phase in the transformation of a site that has a history as long as the city itself. A team of archaeologists uncovered much of that history during excavations prior to construction of the building, revealing how the site has changed since the 17th century.
Philadelphia, PA, April 27, 2016— At its April 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected two new members: David C. Darnell and Morris W. Offit.
“David and Morris are both highly respected leaders in their industries, with long and distinguished careers,” said Museum Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. “They have a genuine passion for preserving history, and continue to demonstrate their strong personal and professional commitment to our mission. We are delighted by the experience and expertise these new board members will bring to the table.”
Best-Selling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Discuss New Book on the Women of the Civil War, April 27
Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016— Proving the old adage that “behind every great man is a great woman,” best-selling author, journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts will explore the lives of the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into — and through — the Civil War at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 27. The discussion is based on her most recent book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, a follow-up to her best-sellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty.
Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2016—Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, will lend his deep expertise in American history to the Sunday, April 10, edition of TLC’s acclaimed series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
The series follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry.
The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce a partnership with The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).