Press Releases

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.

October 15, 2013

Historical Fiction "Remembers the Ladies," Bringing to Life the Harrowing Days of 18th-Century Boston: Museum of the American Revolution Presents the Author of "The Midwife's Revolt"

October 11, 2013, Philadelphia, PA—The Midwife’s Revolt follows 18th-century midwife Lizzie Boylston's path from grieving widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams, and to her dangerous work as a spy for the American side. The author, Jodi Daynard, will discuss her book in a public program presented by the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Rittenhouse Square headquarters of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1630 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103).Read more

July 16, 2013

Introducing: Read the Revolution

Philadelphia, PA, July 16, 2013—The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the launch of Read the Revolution, a bi-monthly email featuring excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Read the Revolution will cover a diverse range of genres, including history, memoir, biography, children's books, and even, on occasion, historical fiction. The email will also include links to sites and bookstores where you can easily purchase the book.Read more