Press Room

February 14, 2012

American Revolution Center Names Michael C. Quinn as President and CEO

PHILADELPHIA, PA– February 14, 2012 – H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of The American Revolution Center today announced that Michael C. Quinn will join the organization as president and CEO effective April 1, 2012. Quinn will oversee all aspects of the development of The Museum of the American Revolution, to be built in the historic area of Philadelphia. Since 1999, Quinn has served as president and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation.

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April 25, 2012

American Revolution Center Curator to be featured on NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" with Rob Lowe, April 27

PHILADELPHIA, PA– April 25, 2012 – Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, The American Revolution Center’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, is featured on the April 27 edition of NBC’s acclaimed series, Who Do You Think You Are? The series follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry. In the April 27 episode, actor Rob Lowe ventures into his past, dating back to the American Revolution. Dr. Stephenson helps him decipher the clues. The program is broadcast at 8pm EST on NBC.

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July 11, 2012

Museum of the American Revolution Receives $10M Donation from Oneida Indian Nation

WASHINGTON DC– July 11, 2012 – The leadership of The American Revolution Center joined with Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and other leaders of the Oneida Nation in announcing a $10 million gift from the Oneidas to the Center. The gift is made in part to recognize the little known, but extraordinary role the Oneidas played in the Revolutionary War. With today’s gift, the Center is more than a quarter of the way toward matching the $40M Lenfest challenge announced last month.

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October 11, 2012

Three New Members Join the Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA, PA– October 11, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the American Revolution Center has elected Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative, Richard Vague, a private investor, and Gordon S. Wood, distinguished scholar of the American Revolution, to the Board of Directors. “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.

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November 15, 2012

History Museum and Museum of the American Revolution Present Program on Mrs. Benedict Arnold

PHILADELPHIA, PA– November 15, 2012 – Stephen H. Case and Mark Jacob, co-authors of Treacherous Beauty—Peggy Shippen, the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America—will discuss their book in a public program presented jointly by the Philadelphia History Museum and the Museum of the American Revolution.The program will take place on December 6, 2012 in the newly reopened Philadelphia History Museum where a portrait of Peggy Shippen is on display.

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November 16, 2012

Upcoming Programs Highlight the History of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 16, 2012 – We are pleased to present two public programs featuring noted authors who have recently published books on the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of Independence National Park (November 30) and the Philadelphia History Museum (December 6). On November 30, Todd Andrlik will discuss his book, Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before it Was History, It Was News.

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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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