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.
During a weeklong Fourth of July Celebration, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer free, interactive virtual experiences for all ages that explore the unfulfilled but enduring promise of the Declaration of Independence. Join us for virtual conversations with a range of dynamic guests, family-friendly activities, and the opportunity to declare how you are carrying forward the Declaration’s promises of liberty and equality.
Historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz to Discuss Latin American Independence and the American Revolution in Free Virtual Event June 30
Author and historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz will discuss her award-winning first book, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions, on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The virtual conversation with Museum of the American Revolution President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
Museum of the American Revolution Wins Prestigious 2020 AASLH Award of Excellence for “Hamilton Was Here” Exhibit
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced that the Museum of the American Revolution is the recipient of a 2020 Award of Excellence for its 2018-19 exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.
On Friday, June 19, the Museum will celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a celebration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, and will explore the continuing struggle for equality. The Museum’s Juneteenth virtual programs are free and open to all.
Christiane Amanpour and Dr. Louise Mirrer Awarded 2020 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of Amanpour & Co. on PBS, and Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of New-York Historical Society, have received the 2020 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award.
A new nation needs a new way to represent itself. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting the 13-star flag as the official flag of the new United States. Join the Museum of the American Revolution as we mark Flag Day virtually from Friday–Sunday, June 12–14, 2020.
Experience the tumult and transformation of the Revolutionary era from your living room or classroom with the Museum of the American Revolution’s recently enhanced Virtual Tour. This virtual resource, as part of the Museum’s trove of educational offerings, further establishes the Museum as a go-to hub for learning about the American Revolution. The updated tour is now live, just in time for International Museum Day on May 18, 2020.
This Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute – virtually – to the men and women who lost their lives in service to our country and will celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. From Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25, 2020, the Museum’s free virtual offerings will include a video presentation on memorialization, an exploration of the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, and make-at-home craft activities.
This Mother’s Day Weekend, learn about the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles during the Revolutionary War. From Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2020, join the Museum of the American Revolution online for a free, virtual celebration including a live embroidery demonstration, a video presentation about a Revolutionary-era mother who became a prisoner-of-war, and a make-at-home Mother's Day card inspired by German paper-cutting techniques.