M*AR Welcomes SMG as a Supporter

On May 21, 2015, we announced a gift of $100,000 from SMG, the West Conshohocken-based entertainment and convention venue management firm that manages the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.. More

The History of Washington's Headquarters Tent

The history of Washington's Headquarters Tent doesn't stop at the end of the war. Its journey from Revolutionary battlefields to the Museum's collection is a fascinating story in its own right, and one that touches on key events in American history. As part of The First Oval Office project, our team of historians and curators have been researching this journey. More


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    Next weekend over #LaborDayWeekend, kids 12 and under will receive free admission along with a free back-to-school… t.co/Q9JtdabOHX
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    Join author John U. Rees tomorrow for a discussion and signing of his recent book, ‘They Were Good Soldiers,’ offer… t.co/O9LDqHgXKM
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    Richard St. George posed for this portrait by Thomas Gainsborough on loan from @NGVMelbourne just before he sailed… t.co/Dw57O5rtVO

A Family Affair

This is the second in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century. More

Behind Closed Doors

This is the second in a three-part series about the dramatic journeys of Washington's Headquarters Tent during the Civil War. More