Press Releases

November 4, 2014

Museum of the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg Commemorate Siege of Yorktown November 6-9

PHILADELPHIA, November 4, 2014—On November 6-9, the Museum of the American Revolution, in collaboration with Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative, will present a special program on Indian diplomacy and the Revolutionary War. Costumed interpreters will depict a little-known story of the 1781 Yorktown campaign, when General George Washington, as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, hosted a delegation of allied Iroquois Indians, including the Oneida chief Ojistalale who had traveled to Yorktown and witnessed the siege.Read more

November 3, 2014

Museum Announces Appointment of New Curatorial, Education Staff

PHILADELPHIA– November 3, 2014 – The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of two senior staff members to support exhibition and programming development. They are Dr. Philip Mead, Historian and Curator, and Mary Jane Taylor, Director of Learning and Engagement.Read more

October 9, 2014

Museum of the American Revolution Dedicates America's Liberty Tree, Recognizes Chairman and Other Benefactors at Groundbreaking Celebration

PHILADELPHIA – October 9, 2014 – More than 300 supporters, benefactors and honored guests gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking and beginning of construction of the new Museum of the American Revolution. National and local dignitaries, politicians and Museum leadership marked the occasion with the ceremonial dedication of America’s Liberty Tree, harkening the Museum’s goal of preserving the ideas and ideals of the American Revolution for future generations.

June 19, 2014

Museum of the American Revolution Welcomes Bank of America as its Newest Founder-Level Supporter

PHILADELPHIA– June 19, 2014 – The Museum of the American Revolution today announced a gift of $500,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. With this gift the Museum has secured more than $104 million toward its $150 million goal to build and endow the Museum of the American Revolution, set to open in late 2016.

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