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Inaugural “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” Presented to Author David McCullough

The Museum of the American Revolution announced the establishment of the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award with the presentation of the inaugural award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough at a private event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
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A mother takes a picture of her two young daughters, all wearing masks, on one of the cannons of the Privateer Ship in the galleries.

March into Spring Break at the Museum with the Whole Family, March 26 - April 12

March into Spring Break at the Museum of the American Revolution and explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers with special pop-up talks, take-and-make crafts, and activities for all ages from Thursday, March 26 – Monday, April 12, 2021.
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Meet the Props Designer Behind Broadway’s Hamilton Musical at Halloween-Themed History After Hours Event, Oct. 23

From creating hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks to producing a live flame onstage as Eliza Hamilton burns her husband’s letters, Props Master Jay Duckworth is the man behind the magic of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
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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 Names John Aglialoro as New Board Member

At its Sept. 21 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected John Aglialoro as its newest member. Also at the meeting, Board Member David Acton was named Vice Chairman, filling the position that was vacated with the passing of Carl Buchholz earlier this year.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian Dr. Gordon S. Wood to Launch New Book “Power and Liberty” at the Museum, Oct. 26

Event is Part of the Museum’s Signature Read the Revolution Speaker Series
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Enjoy a “Revolutionary Staycation” and Discover Regional Sites Where History Was Made, Aug. 20

Representatives from historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will gather at the Museum of the American Revolution to highlight stories told at their location with activities, replica objects, and takeaways.
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Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

Extreme political polarization, splintered political parties, and a dysfunctional Congress could be ripped from today’s headlines, but prolific author, scholar, and Yale University historian Joanne Freeman argues that they have a long and ominous history.
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Museum of the American Revolution Appoints Dr. R. Scott Stephenson President and CEO

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the appointment of Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, currently Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming for the Museum, as President and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Since 2007, Stephenson has led the development of the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions, multimedia experiences, and educational programming, as well as overseeing the care and expansion of its rich collection of art and artifacts.
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Author and Historian Virginia DeJohn Anderson Explores the Intertwining Lives of a Revolutionary Spy and Loyalist

Author and historian Virginia DeJohn Anderson will discuss her most recent book, The Martyr and the Traitor, at the museum.
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