The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Morris W. Offit has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Former Board Chairman General John P. Jumper will remain as a Board Member. The Museum, which opened in 2017, is approaching its third anniversary on April 19, 2020, and has welcomed more than 875,000 visitors from around the world.
From commemorating the birthday of our nation’s first president to asking visitors to imagine their own presidential campaign, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with free donuts, family-friendly festivities, an author talk, and more from Saturday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
Award-Winning Storyteller Sofiya Ballin to Premiere New Revolution-Themed Installment of Black History Untold Series, Feb. 11
Award-winning storyteller Sofiya Ballin will premiere “Revolution,” the latest installment of her acclaimed Black History Untold series at the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours event on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The installment features powerful film vignettes exploring the idea of revolution in the context of Black history and the Black experience.
Forum on Racial Understanding Hosted by the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust at the Museum Feb. 8 During Black History Month
How do journalism, literature, the arts, and mass media shape and perpetuate our perceptions of race? A panel of experts will explore this topic on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution during Black History Month. The forum, It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding, is co-hosted by the Museum and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT).
Harvard University’s Dr. Vincent Brown to Discuss New Book on 18th-Century Slave Rebellion Tacky’s Revolt, Feb. 12
Harvard University professor, author, and historian Dr. Vincent Brown will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the largest slave revolt in the 18th-century British Atlantic world, based on his new book Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, January 2020), during Black History Month. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
Dr. Stephen Brumwell to Present a Provocative Interpretation of Benedict Arnold’s Journey from Hero to Traitor, Jan. 30
Author and historian Dr. Stephen Brumwell will trace Benedict Arnold’s journey from a once-ardent hero of the Revolutionary cause to its most dishonored traitor at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 p.m., based on his most recent book Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, May 2018). The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series.
Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh (kā-lē), a social gathering with dancing and storytelling, at A Winter’s Ball on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 from 5 – 8 p.m. The event is part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours series. Visitors are encouraged – but not required – to wear their finest ballroom attire.
Vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project return to the Museum of the American Revolution to present “We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration” on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, from 3 – 4 p.m., as part of a weekend-long celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… an American Revolutionary! Create your own historically inspired comic book superhero during a special workshop geared toward young adults at the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m., in partnership with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. (ECBACC).
This holiday season, enjoy the “Sounds of the Irish Revolution” with a series of musical performances at the Museum of the American Revolution from Thursday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. From 2-4 p.m. each day, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical performances featuring traditional and historic Irish tunes in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. Performances are free and open to the public (no Museum admission necessary).