Press Releases

May 1, 2013

Museum Acquires New 18th Century French Military Portrait

May 1, 2013, Philadelphia, PA--On May 2, 1778, word of the French Alliance reached the Continental Congress. Four days later, soldiers celebrated this news at Valley Forge with a feu de joie--a celebratory rifle salute. As we commemorate this important date, the Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the acquisition of a rare 18th century portrait of a French officer--Comte Joachim de Revel du Perron-- wearing the uniform he wore during the North American campaign of America's War for Independence. The portrait remained in the possession of descendants in the south of France until last year. CLICK THE HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

April 29, 2013


Join National Constitution Center Trustee and University of Pennsylvania Professor Richard Beeman on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. as he unveils his newest book Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774 – 1776, a lively account of how a group of men from different backgrounds and political beliefs came together to dedicate their lives to a common cause ─ America’s independence from Britain. Admission is $7 for members, students and teachers; $10 for non-members; and FREE for 1787 Society members. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 215.409.6700 or visiting This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution.

April 1, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg and Museum of the American Revolution Collaborate on Reproducing George Washington's "Oval Office"

George Washington's tent, owned by the Museum of the American Revolution, will be replicated this summer by historic trades tailors using hand-loomed Irish Linen in a public exhibit in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City.

November 16, 2012

Upcoming Programs Highlight the History of the American Revolution

We are pleased to present two public programs featuring noted authors who have recently published books on the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of Independence National Park (November 30) and the Philadelphia History Museum (December 6).Read more