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Beat the Heat at the Museum of the American Revolution this August

John Adams wrote that he dreaded “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer,” but even though it’s hot outside, cool things are happening at the Museum of the American Revolution this August. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian Joseph J. Ellis to Speak at Museum, Sept. 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Joseph J. Ellis has devoted his life to studying the lives and times of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and other great leaders of the Revolutionary era, exploring how they both reflected and transcended their era.
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George Washington’s Headquarters Tent Installed

One of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington’s wartime headquarters was installed in its new state-of-the-art home at the Museum of the American Revolution after a years-long process to conserve and display it.
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Independence Ice Cream Social at the Museum of the American Revolution

Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour by kicking off your Fourth of July weekend festivities with an Independence Ice Cream Social hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 7 p.m.
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“Melted Majesty” Musket Ball Discovered at Monmouth Battlefield to be Displayed at Museum for July 9 Anniversary

Just hours after the words of the Declaration of Independence were first read to the army in New York on July 9, 1776, a mob of soldiers and sailors descended on Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan and tore down the gilded statue of King George III that stood there.
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Kids Get in Free During Labor Day Weekend

Clean out those summer cobwebs by exploring the inspiring – and often surprising – story of our nation’s founding at the Museum of the American Revolution over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
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Museum Launches “Headquarters of the American Revolution” Website

Philadelphia was the headquarters of the American Revolution, and the Museum of the American Revolution has launched a new website, www.AmRevHQ.org, that highlights these numerous local and regional sites where history was made, including battlefields, burial grounds, historic houses, and more.
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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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Museum of the American Revolution Installs 18-Foot Replica of America’s First Liberty Tree

A realistic recreation of America’s first Liberty Tree was recently installed in the new Museum of the American Revolution, one of several immersive environments that will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation's founding when the Museum opens on April 19, 2017. The nearly two-story tree is 18 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds.
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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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