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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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Portraits from Australia and Ireland to Anchor 2019-2020 Exhibit "Cost of Revolution"

Next fall, the Museum of the American Revolution will present its first international loan exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, anchored by two significant portraits. Painted by English artist Thomas Gainsborough and Irish artist Hugh Douglas Hamilton, the portraits are on loan to the Museum from Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne) and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, respectively.
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Give the Gift of the Revolution! Holiday Gift Ideas from the Museum

It’s the season of giving! From tickets for an unforgettable experience to gift memberships for an entire year of special offers, the Museum of the American Revolution has unique gift options for all ages.
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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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Wawa Welcomed as New Corporate Sponsor

With George Washington looking on, the Museum of the American Revolution today announced a gift of $250,000 from Wawa.
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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 Announces Newly Expanded Positions in Education, Community Engagement and 250th Initiatives in the Lead-Up to 2026

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced two newly expanded roles within the organization in support of the Museum’s strategic commitment to education, engagement, and commemorating the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026.
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Author and Historian T. H. Breen to Explore Lives of the Ordinary Men and Women of the Revolution

Author and historian T. H. Breen will discuss his newest book, The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6 p.m.
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Museum Launches New “Revolution at the Library” Partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution has launched Revolution at the Library, a new partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) to engage kids and families in the dynamic, diverse stories of the American Revolution.
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