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January 03, 2017

“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia

Discovery Marks First Physical Proof of American-Made Hard-Paste Porcelain

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2017 — At first glance it may seem unassuming, but a small, white bowl uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia has thrilled the ceramics world. The bowl marks the first physical proof of American-made true, hard-paste porcelain ever found.

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November 07, 2016

Museum of the American Revolution Installs 18-Foot Replica of America’s First Liberty Tree

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.

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October 13, 2016

Museum of the American Revolution Marks Six Months Until Opening

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.

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