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June 18, 2009

American Revolution Center Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

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.

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December 02, 2009

American Revolution Center Releases First National Survey on Knowledge of the American Revolution

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.


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February 17, 2010

Rare Objects Now on Display

PHILADELPHIA – February 17, 2010 –The American Revolution Center is showcasing objects from its collection as part of two nationally significant special exhibitions.

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April 07, 2010

American Revolution Center Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

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.

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May 26, 2010

Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2010 –As we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, this image of soldiers from two of America's greatest generations reminds us that, indeed, Americans will always fight for liberty.

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July 01, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

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.

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July 02, 2010

Beyond Bells and Bonfires

PHILADELPHIA – July 2, 2010 – John Adams hoped for the fireworks, as well as "general knowledge" of what they celebrate.

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September 13, 2010

Museum Site Secured Through Historic Land Exchange

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.

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