Press Releases

March 5, 2014

Supporters Rally to Celebrate “Opening Salvo” of Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA– March 5, 2014 – General George Washington, booming cannons, and more than 15 Revolutionary War re-enactors from across the region offered the opening salvo for the Museum of the American Revolution. A robust crowd of supporters attended the public ceremony celebrating the beginning of site preparation for the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) to be built at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.

January 9, 2014

Bestselling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Visit Philadelphia to Launch New Children’s Book in a Campaign to, as Abigail Adams put it, "Remember the Ladies"

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 9, 2014 — Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. This public event is co-sponsored by the Museum of the American Revolution. For tickets, visit

November 12, 2013

The First “Oval Office” Replica to be Erected for the First Time Nov. 15-17 In Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City

WILLIAMSBURG, VA, November 12, 2013–Colonial Williamsburg will erect the recently completed replica of Gen. George Washington’s marquee — the first “oval office” — for the first time during the grand opening Nov. 15-17 of James Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. The weekend marks the first public display of the reproduction of the marquee tent that served as Washington’s field headquarters throughout most of the American Revolution.Read more

November 11, 2013

Museum of the American Revolution Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA, November 11, 2013 –At its September 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Lewis Katz, Director of the Katz Foundation, and Bennett P. Lomax, President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, as new members of the Board. Governor Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Philadelphia, was elected earlier this year.