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April 01, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg and Museum of the American Revolution Collaborate on Reproducing George Washington's "Oval Office"

PHILADELPHIA, PA and WILLIAMSBURG, VA – April 1, 2013 – It was George Washington’s home for much of the Revolutionary War, a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office — the first “oval office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. This national treasure will be displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016. This summer, it will be reproduced by Historic Trades tailors as part of a new partnership between Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of the American Revolution.

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April 29, 2013

Respected Scholar Richard Beeman Shares Stories From the American Revolution at the National Constitution Center

PHILADELPHIA – April 29, 2013 – Join National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. as he unveils his newest book Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774 – 1776, a lively account of how a group of men from different backgrounds and political beliefs came together to dedicate their lives to a common cause ─ America’s independence from Britain.

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May 01, 2013

Museum Acquires New 18th Century French Military Portrait

PHILADELPHIA – May 1, 2013 – On May 2, 1778, word of the French Alliance reached the Continental Congress. Four days later, soldiers celebrated this news at Valley Forge with a feu de joie--a celebratory rifle salute. As we commemorate this important date, the Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the acquisition of a rare 18th century portrait of a French officer--Comte Joachim de Revel du Perron-- wearing the uniform he wore during the North American campaign of America's War for Independence.

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May 16, 2013

American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to join Frank Fox, the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies as a major sponsor of The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. This international conference, which received additional support from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Williams College, will be held in Philadelphia from May 30 - June 1, 2013.

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June 06, 2013

Liberty or Death: Relics from the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA – June 6, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to partner with Sotheby's New York to present Liberty or Death: Relics from the American Revolution. The exhibition features objects on loan from the Museum of the American Revolution's collection as well as items for sale by Sotheby's. Opening hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5pm through June 28, 2013 excluding June 15, 16, 21 and 22. "We are delighted to collaborate with Sotheby's to display these great treasures from our collection.

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July 16, 2013

Introducing: Read the Revolution

PHILADELPHIA – July 16, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the launch of Read the Revolution, a bi-monthly email featuring excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Read the Revolution will cover a diverse range of genres, including history, memoir, biography, children's books, and even, on occasion, historical fiction. The email will also include links to sites and bookstores where you can easily purchase the book.

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November 11, 2013

Museum of the American Revolution Names Three New Members to the Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA – November 11, 2013 – At its September 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Lewis Katz, Director of the Katz Foundation, and Bennett P. Lomax, President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, as new members of the Board. Governor Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Philadelphia, was elected earlier this year.

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November 12, 2013

The First Oval Office Replica to be Erected for the First Time Nov. 15-17 in Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – November 12, 2013 – Colonial Williamsburg will erect the recently completed replica of Gen. George Washington’s marquee — the first “oval office” — for the first time during the grand opening Nov. 15-17 of James Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. The weekend marks the first public display of the reproduction of the marquee tent that served as Washington’s field headquarters throughout most of the American Revolution.

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January 09, 2014

Bestselling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Visit Philadelphia to Launch New Childrens Book in a Campaign to, as Abigail Adams put it, "Remember the Ladies"

PHILADELPHIA – January 9, 2014 – Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. Roberts will read from her book and discuss the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s women.

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