PHILADELPHIA – June 18, 2009 –The American Revolution Center named the Honorable Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett and H. Richard Dietrich III to its Board of Directors. Ms. Duckett and Mr. Dietrich will assist the Center in its mission to commemorate the entire story of the American Revolution and its legacy.
WAYNE, PA– June 30, 2009 –The American Revolution Center (ARC) will present a multimedia presentation highlighting its distinguished collection of original artwork, objects, manuscripts, and printed works at Philadelphia’s Lincoln 200 Festival, which will take place on Independence Mall in Philadelphia from July 2-5.
PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2009 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and The American Revolution Center (ARC) today announced that the National Park Service has signed a land-exchange agreement with ARC to establish a national museum dedicated to the American Revolution at Independence National Historical Park.
WASHINGTON DC – December 2, 2009 –The American Revolution Center today released the first national survey assessing knowledge of the American Revolution. The report revealed that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Results revealed that 90 percent of American adults think that knowledge of the American Revolution and its principles is very important and should be taught in schools, however, 83 percent failed when tested on knowledge of the Revolution and our Founding documents.
PHILADELPHIA – April 7, 2010 –The American Revolution Center (ARC) named three new members to its Board of Directors: John B. Adams Jr., Stephen H. Case, and Ambassador Louise V. Oliver. “These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The American Revolution Center.
PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2010 – On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Many people learned of the historic vote by reading their newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. A copy of this newspaper survived the centuries and is now a part of The American Revolution Center’s (ARC) collection.
PHILADELPHIA – September 13, 2010 – The American Revolution Center (Center) has secured a site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in historic Philadelphia to build the nation’s first museum dedicated to telling the entire story of The American Revolution. Located just steps from Independence Hall, the First Bank of the United States and Carpenter’s Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the museum will house the Center’s distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution.