PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 7, 2016 — A realistic recreation of America’s first Liberty Tree was recently installed in the new Museum of the American Revolution, one of several immersive environments that will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation's founding when the Museum opens on April 19, 2017. The nearly two-story tree is 18 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds.
During the decade preceding the Revolutionary War, Liberty Trees became gathering places where the first stirrings of revolt against the British empire were discussed and debated.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Michael Viteo as Chief of Security. Viteo is a seasoned public safety professional with more than 35 years of experience with the Philadelphia Police Department.
Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 2, 2016— The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of curator Mark A. Turdo. Turdo brings to the Museum more than 20 years of experience in almost every aspect of modern museum work, from curatorial and programmatic to leadership and management.
Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 13, 2016 — On Oct. 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of nearly 9,000 at Yorktown, Virginia, the last major land battle of America’s Revolutionary War. This marked a major milestone along the journey to American Independence.
Exactly 235 years after the Surrender at Yorktown, the Museum of the American Revolution will also celebrate a milestone, as Oct. 19, 2016 officially marks six months before the new Museum opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
Lifecasts of Native American Models Created for Oneida Indian Gallery at New Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 6, 2016 — Lifecasts, or realistic 3-D replicas of human models, of five Native Americans were created recently for a gallery dedicated to the Oneida Indian Nation at the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 30, 2016— At its Sept. 21 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected John Aglialoro as its newest member. Also at the meeting, Board Member David Acton was named Vice Chairman, filling the position that was vacated with the passing of Carl Buchholz earlier this year.
Inaugural “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” Presented to Author David McCullough
Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution announced the establishment of the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award with the presentation of the inaugural award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough at a private event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates Plaza Opening and Dedicates Building to Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest
Hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered today at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s outdoor plaza and dedicate its recently completed building to Board Chairman Gerry Lenfest and his wife Marguerite Lenfest. The Museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
Museum of the American Revolution Announces Hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services
Philadelphia, PA, September 13, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services. Phillips brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in delivering superior visitor experiences at both non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2016 — When the Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19, 2017, it will feature one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution: George Washington’s Headquarters Tent, which served as Washington’s office and sleeping quarters throughout much of the Revolutionary War.