“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.
Founding Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest Named Chairman Emeritus
PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 21, 2016 — Looking for a unique present for a friend or family member this holiday season? Give the gift of unlimited admission to the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens to the public on April 19, 2017, in the heart of historic Philadelphia.
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.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Michael Viteo as Chief of Security.
Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 2, 2016— The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of curator Mark A. Turdo. Turdo brings to the Museum more than 20 years of experience in almost every aspect of modern museum work, from curatorial and programmatic to leadership and management.
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.
Lifecasts of Native American Models Created for Oneida Indian Gallery at New Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 6, 2016 — Lifecasts, or realistic 3-D replicas of human models, of five Native Americans were created recently for a gallery dedicated to the Oneida Indian Nation at the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 30, 2016— At its Sept. 21 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected John Aglialoro as its newest member.
Inaugural “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” Presented to Author David McCullough
Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution announced the establishment of the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award with the presentation of the inaugural award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough at a private event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.