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Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day at the Museum, May 11-12

The Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 with special talks and tours about the roles of military families during the Revolutionary War. The programs kick off free Museum admission to Blue Star Families throughout the summer.
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Family Donates Rare Hand-Written Journal of Revolutionary-Era Prisoner-of-War to Museum

The original, hand-written journal of Christopher Hawkins (1764-1837), who was captured from a privateer ship and served as a prisoner-of-war during the Revolutionary War, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Museum Honors America’s First Fallen Soldiers and Sailors During Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution, and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations from Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Veterans and active or retired military will receive free admission courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal during Memorial Day Weekend.
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Historian Holger Hoock Examines America’s Shockingly Violent Inception, May 8

Historian and author Holger Hoock shatters the myth that the American Revolution was a tame affair carried out by statesmen in drawing rooms. In his “original, thought-provoking” (Wall Street Journal) recent book Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth (Crown, 2017), Hoock shows that the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war.
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How Can Augmented Reality Enhance Public History? Panel Discussion with West Point, April 20

How can one of technology’s most cutting-edge advances – augmented reality – bring to life centuries-old stories from the American Revolution? On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., cadets from the United States Military Academy will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a discussion on using digital technologies to energize public history.
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Lancaster Native Donates Revolutionary War Toy Set to Museum of the American Revolution

Lancaster resident Dr. Dennis Denenberg remembers opening his Revolutionary War toy set on Christmas morning in 1957. As a 10-year-old boy, he was enthralled with the tiny soldiers, horses, and even miniature cannons with cannon balls.
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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates First Anniversary April 19-22

Named one of the “10 Best New Museums in the World” by Fodor’s Travel and one of the “10 New Museums You Have to Visit in 2018” by Travel Channel, Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate its first anniversary on April 19 and invites the community to join the festivities.
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Museum of the American Revolution Installs Bronze Sculptural Panels Depicting Iconic Revolutionary Moments

The finishing touches are being put on the new Museum of the American Revolution prior to its grand opening on April 19! On April 1, two large-scale (20’ x 40’) bronze sculptural panels were installed in the Museum’s outdoor plaza along Chestnut Street. The sculptures, which weigh in at 1500lbs. each, depict iconic paintings from the American Revolution.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces Hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services

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