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March 15, 2018

Museum of the American Revolution Names Theater in Honor of $8 Million Gift from Alan B. and Jill Miller

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the naming of the Alan B. Miller Theater in honor of an $8 million gift from Museum Board Member Alan B. Miller, Chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc., and his wife Jill Miller. The Theater houses one of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s War Tent.

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March 09, 2018

An 18th-Century Twist on Spring Training: Training the Continental Army!

Just as the Philadelphia Phillies are preparing for the upcoming season at Spring Training, 240 years ago the Continental Army were training to take on the British Army after a long, harsh winter at Valley Forge. During Spring Break from Saturday, March 24 – Sunday, April 8, 2018, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer family-friendly activities and daily demonstrations that explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers during that spring of 1778.

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February 13, 2018

Author Alex Myers to Speak on Revolutionary Heroine Deborah Sampson and Gender Identity in the American Revolution

On Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., author Alex Myers will join the Museum of the American Revolution to discuss his book "Revolutionary" as part of the Museum’s History After Hours series, in celebration of Women’s History Month. The Fierce Females-themed event from 5 – 8 p.m. will explore the stories of women who played essential roles during the Revolutionary War.

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February 01, 2018

Revolutionize Date Night with a Love Letter-Themed Evening During “History After Hours”

Think romance is history? So does the Museum of the American Revolution. On Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum will host a love letter-themed evening that will explore the stories of Revolutionaries who wrote romantic letters, went on dates, and carved “busks” for their sweethearts to wear close to their hearts. Enjoy live music from a strolling violinist and have an artist capture your likeness in a silhouette to take home.

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January 29, 2018

Celebrate George Washingtons Birthday this Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

Presidents Day was originally established in 1879 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, our nation’s first president, and later expanded to include all who have held our nation’s highest office. This year, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17 – Monday, Feb. 19, with family-friendly festivities and the final chance to see the Museum’s limited-run special exhibit Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor.

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January 24, 2018

Museum Renames Patriots Gallery as Eagles Gallery Through Super Bowl Sunday

Philadelphia has loved a good underdog story ever since the Continental Army took on the British Empire during the Revolutionary War (spoiler alert: they won). On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Museum of the American Revolution will temporarily rename its first-floor Patriots Gallery as “Eagles Gallery” through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, in a show of support for the Museum’s hometown team. Visitors are also encouraged to wear Eagles apparel to receive $2 off admission to the Museum through Feb. 4 (walk-up only).

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January 23, 2018

Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Education Elizabeth A. Grant

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Elizabeth A. Grant as Director of Education. Grant brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in cultural and heritage education, successfully leading teams in developing and delivering active learning programs to engage diverse audiences, including children, young people, students, and lifelong learners.

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