Just in time for Halloween, two local Museums are partnering to take visitors on a trip through the darker part of history. Museum of the American Revolution and the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will review “all the gory details” of a gruesome and risky surgery and its connections to Irish soldier Richard St. George at History After Hours on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Discover signs and symbols of the Revolutionary-era at a Lion and Unicorn-themed after-hours event at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. The evening will include beer pong battles, samples from local breweries, and special gallery tours.
An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host a special evening presentation featuring Dr. Martin Mansergh in conversation with Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall. They will discuss the influence of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798 on Ireland’s path to independence, and their relevance to today.
The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29
Did you know that in the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war? The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019.
New York Times Bestselling Author Stedman Graham to Discuss New Book on Identity Leadership, Sept. 18
New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Stedman Graham will discuss his most recent book, Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself (May 2019, Center Street) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution. The talk will be followed by a book signing with the author.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will make his only public appearance in Philadelphia as part of a national book tour at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. He will discuss his forthcoming book A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump (Smithsonian Books, Sept. 24, 2019).
Revolutionary-Era Portrait of British Army Officer William Dansey and Flag He Captured to be Reunited for the First Time in Nearly a Century
Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and the Delaware Historical Society have teamed up to reunite a Revolutionary-era flag and portrait for the first time since 1927. The Delaware militia flag captured by British Army officer William Dansey in 1777 and Dansey’s 1781-1783 portrait will be on short-term display together at the Delaware Historical Society from Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
Author and Harvard Historian Maya Jasanoff to Explore the Stories of Loyalists, the Revolution’s “Losers”
The Museum of the American Revolution kicks off the third season of its popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. with author and Harvard University historian Maya Jasanoff discussing her groundbreaking book Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.
Clean out those summer cobwebs and get your brain back in gear at the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. Kids 12 and under will receive FREE admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
Grab a cocktail and kick back for a Revolutionary Staycation right here at home – no passport or airfare necessary! Representatives from historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will gather at the Museum of the American Revolution to highlight stories told at their location with activities, replica objects, and takeaways. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 20, from 5 – 8 p.m.