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“When Women Lost the Vote” Virtual Exhibit Now Live

The Museum’s groundbreaking special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 is now available to virtual visitors from around the world through a robust, free online experience.
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Old City Eateries Welcome Museum of the American Revolution and Cross Keys Café to the Neighborhood

Taste the Revolution! Not only is the Museum of the American Revolution officially joining the landscape of Historic Philadelphia on April 19, but so is a brand new eatery: the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. Local restaurants and breweries are welcoming these new neighbors by creating everything from Hamilton-inspired entrées to a gelato flavor based on Martha Washington’s cake recipe and offering discounts to Museum ticket-holders.
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Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution Now Open

On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. On April 19, 2017 – the 242nd anniversary of that “shot heard ‘round the world” – history was made once again as Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women at the Museum of the American Revolution’s Mother’s Day Tea

From Abigail Adams and Martha Washington to Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved woman who sued for her freedom, women played integral roles in the American Revolution. This Mother's Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Revolutionary women with a Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 14 from 1 – 3 p.m.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names Stephen Schwab as New Board Member

At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Stephen Schwab as its newest member. A partner in the Chicago office of the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US), Schwab concentrates much of his international commerce practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance regulation, transactions, dispute resolution and receiverships. He will complete the term of Carl Buchholz, Vice-Chairman of the Museum’s Board and a partner with DLA Piper, who passed away earlier this year.
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Conserving and Displaying an American Treasure: George Washington’s Headquarters Tent

When the Museum opened on April 19, 2017, it featured one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution: George Washington’s Headquarters Tent.
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“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia

At first glance it may seem unassuming, but a small, white bowl uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia has thrilled the ceramics world. The bowl marks the first physical proof of American-made true, hard-paste porcelain ever found.
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Sword of Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer Presented to Museum by St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia

A sword that belonged to General Hugh Mercer, a fallen hero of the American Revolution and a close friend of George Washington, was presented to the Museum of the American Revolution by the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia at a ceremony today, Jan. 12, the 240th anniversary of Mercer’s death. The sword will be on display at the new Museum when it opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Board Chairman General John P. Jumper

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that General John P. Jumper was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Founding Museum Board Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest was elected Chairman Emeritus in recognition of his 11 years of extraordinary service.
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Give a Unique Holiday Gift from the Museum of the American Revolution

Looking for a unique present for a friend or family member this holiday season? Give the gift of unlimited admission to the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens to the public on April 19, 2017, in the heart of historic Philadelphia.
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