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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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Author and Historian William Hogeland to Discuss “Hamilton’s Hub” and the Legacy of the First Bank of the United States, October 18

William Hogeland Joins the Museum of the American Revolution to Discuss the First Bank of the United States, October 18
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Museum Acquires Archive of Nearly 200 Rare Documents Related to Soldiers of Color in the Revolutionary War

Nearly 200 rare documents bearing the names of Black and Native American soldiers – often written in their own hand – who served during the Revolutionary War are now in the collection of the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Museum President and Director of Education to Appear on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Actor and Comedian Nick Offerman, July 17

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, and Adrienne Whaley, Director of Education and Community Engagement, lend their expertise in American history and genealogy to actor and comedian Nick Offerman during the Sunday, July 17, 2022, episode of NBC’s acclaimed genealogy series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
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Last Chance to See Two Highly Detailed 18th-Century Paintings of Yorktown Battle

Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.
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Diplomat and Bestselling Author Richard Haass to Join the Museum as Buchholz Lecturer on Sept. 19

Haass to Discuss Most Recent Book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, Which Reenvisions Modern American Citizenship
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An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Dr. Martin Mansergh discuss the influence of the American Revolution on the Irish Revolution of 1798.
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