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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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Michael C. Quinn Steps Down as CEO After Distinguished Tenure

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Michael C. Quinn has resigned from his position as President and CEO after a distinguished six-year tenure. The Museum’s Board of Directors has named him President Emeritus in recognition of his indispensable role in planning and opening the nationally acclaimed institution.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names Theater in Honor of $8 Million Gift from Alan B. and Jill Miller

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the naming of the Alan B. Miller Theater in honor of an $8 million gift from Museum Board Member Alan B. Miller, Chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc., and his wife Jill Miller. The Theater houses one of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s War Tent.
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Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf Present a Provocative Discussion on Our Nation’s Third President, Thomas Jefferson

Distinguished historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf will discuss their recent book Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, a nuanced portrait of the mind and character of our nation’s third president, at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
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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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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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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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November-December Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

It's almost that time of year again! As the holiday season approaches, the Museum of the American Revolution offers a wide range of festive, family-friendly and historically-themed events, from special Veterans Day weekend programs (free for veterans and military!) to a holiday season kick-off featuring a performance from Nutcracker 1776 to author talks by renowned historians.
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Newly Discovered Panoramic Watercolor Painting Reveals Only Known Wartime Depiction of Washington’s War Tent

The recent discovery of a 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War. The sweeping watercolor painting of the fall 1782 Continental Army encampment at Verplanck’s Point, New York, contains the only known wartime depiction of General Washington’s headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war.
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Lunchtime Author Talk with "The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn" Author Robert Watson, Sept. 13

In his new book The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution (Da Capo Press, 2017), author and historian Dr. Robert Watson draws on hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports.
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