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March 22, 2017

Vice President Biden, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough Among Opening Day Speakers for Museum of the American Revolution

Limited Tickets Will Be Available for the Opening Ceremony via Enter-to-Win Contest

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 — Vice President Joe Biden, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and best-selling author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts have joined the roster of speakers for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, April 19. The date marks the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.

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March 21, 2017

Renowned Painting of George Washington’s March to Valley Forge Installed at Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2017 — From textbooks to postage stamps and post cards, William Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777” is one of the most reproduced – and recognizable – images commemorating the Revolutionary War. The iconic work was recently installed at the Museum of the American Revolution and will be on display when the Museum opens on April 19.

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January 31, 2017

George Washington’s Headquarters Tent Installed

Washington’s Tent is the Centerpiece of the Museum’s Collection

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2017 — One of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington’s wartime headquarters was installed in its new state-of-the-art home at the Museum of the American Revolution after a years-long process to conserve and display it.

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January 04, 2017

Museum of the American Revolution Names Stephen Schwab as New Board Member

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4, 2017 — At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Stephen Schwab as its newest member. A partner in the Chicago office of the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US), Schwab concentrates much of his international commerce practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance regulation, transactions, dispute resolution and receiverships. He will complete the term of Carl Buchholz, Vice-Chairman of the Museum’s Board and a partner with DLA Piper, who passed away earlier this year. 

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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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