Press Room

August 29, 2017

Last Chance to See George Washington’s “Disappearing” Blue Sash

George Washington's sash, which is on loan from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology, is displayed alongside a 1776 portrait of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale in which Washington is depicted wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. For the next 6 weeks, visitors can see these items reunited for the first time since the 18th century.

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August 24, 2017

Last Chance to See Two Highly Detailed 18th-Century Paintings of Yorktown Battle

Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.

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August 22, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian Joseph J. Ellis to Speak at Museum, Sept. 27

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Joseph J. Ellis will appear at the Museum of the American Revolution to discuss the character of leadership of the founding era and the reasons such an extraordinary group of dedicated leaders emerged. The event will be take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow his remarks.

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August 08, 2017

Kids Get in Free During Labor Day Weekend

Clean out those summer cobwebs by exploring the inspiring – and often surprising – story of our nation’s founding at the Museum of the American Revolution over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.

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August 01, 2017

Fife and Drum Party on the Plaza

Free Fifes for Kids and Other Giveaways, Lessons and Demos, and a Jam Session

Visitors Can Enjoy Cake to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Acquisition of Washington’s War Tent 

PHILADELPHIA, AUGUST 1, 2017 — While rifles, muskets, and swords probably come to mind when you think of the Revolutionary War, fifes and drums also were essential to the war effort for communicating commands and boosting morale.

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