Museum Pilots Citizenship Initiative to Prepare Philadelphia-Area Immigrants to Become Engaged U.S. Citizens
Philadelphia’s growing immigrant community represents nearly 15 percent of all city residents, approximately 64,000 of whom are eligible to become American citizens. This summer, the Museum of the American Revolution is piloting a new initiative to help aspiring citizens in the Philadelphia area prepare for U.S. citizenship. This marks the first time a program like this has been offered at a Philadelphia museum.
A newly launched virtual tour of the Museum of the American Revolution allows people from across the globe to experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries through 360-degree, high-resolution images. Visitors can prepare for an upcoming visit or take a deeper dive into the Museum’s expansive gallery space from their classroom or home at any time. The tour is available by visiting www.amrevmuseum.org/exhibits.
Museum Releases New Book on Discovery of Revolutionary-Era Watercolor Depicting George Washington’s War Tent
A new book released by the Museum of the American Revolution provides a rare eyewitness view into the Revolutionary War. The 117-page, hardcover publication explores the Museum’s May 2017 discovery of a watercolor painting featuring the only known depiction of General George Washington’s headquarters tent in the field – the very tent that is dramatically presented at the Museum.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution from October 3 – 5, 2019, presented at the Museum of the American Revolution with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. The three-day event will bring noted historians, writers and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.
What was the soundtrack of 18th-century America? Every Saturday from July 13 through August 17 starting at 11 a.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host Sounds of the Revolution, a series of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza. Performances will include African drumming, traditional fife and drum, a sound effect – or foley – artist, gourd banjos and more.
Learn the rules of dueling – and more importantly, how to avoid one – at the Museum of the American Revolution’s “Bros and Foes” after-hours event on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. The evening also will feature an Escape Room, a Rum Punch Challenge, and special gallery talks highlighting historic rivalries.
Revolutionary War Diary Reveals New Details about Deborah Sampson, Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Join the Continental Army
A hand-written diary of Massachusetts Revolutionary War corporal Abner Weston (1760-1830), which was recently acquired by the Museum of the American Revolution, reveals new details about the now-famous female soldier Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Karen Dougherty Buchholz and Paul Lockhart as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of the American Revolution Offer “Art & Revolution” Special Discounted Joint Ticket this Summer
From one of the oldest, most iconic museums in Philadelphia to the newest, a new “Art & Revolution” discounted joint ticket will provide access to two world-class institutions this summer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of the American Revolution have teamed up to offer visitors a convenient joint ticket that includes access to both for a discounted price from July 2 – September 2, 2019.
Descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Loans Rare 1776 Printing of the Declaration to Museum in Time for July 4
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution has installed a rare 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, on loan from California resident Holly Metcalf Kinyon, a descendant of Declaration signer John Witherspoon. The printing hasn’t been publicly displayed in more than a century and has never been displayed in a museum.