The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8, 2020. Throughout the week, visit the Museum’s website and follow along on social media to learn about the history of education in America with video explorations of the Museum’s galleries, at-home activities, giveaways, and conversations with the education team.
The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating its third birthday on April 19! Although the Museum is temporarily closed to the public, we’re looking back on some of our most memorable moments since opening in 2017. To date, we have welcomed more than 900,000 visitors from across the nation and around the world, including nearly 175,000 schoolchildren, who have experienced what CBS Sunday Morning called the Museum’s “nuanced, warts-and-all version of the American Revolution.” The Museum has made history come alive for visitors through a whirlwind of special exhibits, engaging programming, and new acquisitions and discoveries.
The Museum of the American Revolution is turning three! Help us celebrate the Museum’s birthday – virtually! – on Sunday, April 19. Sign a digital birthday card or share your favorite Museum memory for a chance to win four tickets to visit when we reopen, and learn how to make a celebratory 18th-century “Whisky Cake” or rum shrub cocktail.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 Public Humanities Project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will support the upcoming special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 -1807, which is scheduled to open in August 2020, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting millions of American women the right to vote. It also will support the implementation of corresponding educational materials, a robust online experience, and related public programs exploring women’s citizenship and voting rights in the early Republic.
Treat yourself to a socially distant spring break! The Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a Virtual Spring Break from Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 17, 2020, with a line-up of choose-your-own virtual adventures including make-at-home craft activities using household items, virtual story time, living history demonstrations for all ages, and more.
Stuck at home? The Museum of the American Revolution is temporarily closed to the public, but you can explore the Museum and its content from anywhere with digital resources including a Virtual Museum Tour, a Virtual Field Trip, a rich archive of Read the Revolution book excerpts, and more.
Fall into step at the Museum of the American Revolution during Spring Break from Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers, and enjoy special crafts, storytime, and living history demonstrations for all ages.
Update: Please note that this event has been cancelled.
On March 5, 1770, British soldiers killed five Bostonians in what became known as the Boston Massacre, one of the crucial moments that led to the Revolutionary War. The Museum of the American Revolution will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre with pop-up talks in the galleries, an artifact installation, and a discussion with author Serena Zabin on her new book The Boston Massacre: A Family Story.
New Book on Dietrich Collection of Colonial Art and Artifacts Co-Edited by Museum Board Member H. Richard Dietrich III
A new book explores one of the greatest private collections of early American art and artifacts ever assembled, the Dietrich American Foundation, and pays tribute to its founder H. Richard Dietrich Jr. The book, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts, shines a light on life in colonial America by showcasing highlights from the collection.