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Museum Acquires Sea Chest of John Claypoole, Husband of Betsy Ross

The wooden sea chest of Revolutionary War veteran John Claypoole, third husband of Betsy Ross, is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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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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Museum of the American Revolution Names Two New Board Members

At its April 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected two new members: David C. Darnell and Morris W. Offit.
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Museum Acquires 1774 Printing of Powerful Letter Rebuking Slavery Written by African American Poet Phillis Wheatley

A 1774 newspaper printing of a letter written by African American poet Phillis Wheatley is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of the American Revolution.
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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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Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution Provides Grant to Conserve George Washington's Revolutionary War Flag

The Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution (PSSR) and its Color Guard will provide a $50,000 grant to The American Revolution Center (ARC) to restore the Center's Commander-in-Chief's Standard, one of the most significant surviving flags of the American Revolution
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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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American Revolution Round Table of New York Donates Hamilton Book Set to Museum

The American Revolution Round Table of New York (ARRT) has donated a 27-volume set of the Papers of Alexander Hamilton (Columbia University Press, 1955) to the Museum of the American Revolution. The books were delivered to the Museum by ARRT Chairman David Jacobs.
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Local Business Leaders Join the Museum to Explore Philadelphia’s Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship at Evening Panel Discussion, Oct. 19

A panel of five Philadelphia-based Black business leaders will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for “AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship,” a panel discussion on the history of Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia. Panelists will explore the experiences of contemporary Black business owners and draw connections to those of James Forten, a successful Black sailmaker and entrepreneur whose life and legacy is chronicled in the Museum’s special exhibit Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Enjoy the Music of 18th-Century Ireland this Holiday Season, Dec. 26-30

This holiday season, enjoy the “Sounds of the Irish Revolution” with a series of musical performances at the Museum of the American Revolution from Thursday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.
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