Press Releases

May 19, 2011

Rare Objects from American Revolution Center Collection On Display Through Loans to Historic Mount Vernon and the National Constitution Center

The American Revolution Center has loaned over thirty firearms, edged weapons and other military equipment from the Revolutionary War to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens for a three-year exhibit titled Tools of War. The exhibit opened May 2, 2011 in the Gordon V. and Helen C. Smith Foundation Gallery at Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center.Read more

November 30, 2010

American Revolution Center and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Present Lecture on Benjamin Rush

On Tuesday, November 30, The American Revolution Center and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia are co-sponsoring a lecture to be held at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, exploring the life of Benjamin Rush. Dr. William Durden, Ph.D., President of Dickinson College, will be the guest speaker. The lecture is supported by a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.

September 13, 2010

Museum Site Secured Through Historic Land Exchange

The American Revolution Center (Center) has secured a site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in historic Philadelphia to build the nation’s first museum dedicated to telling the entire story of The American Revolution. Located just steps from Independence Hall, the First Bank of the United States and Carpenter’s Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the museum will house the Center’s distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution. The site was acquired through a land exchange with the National Park Service.Read more

September 10, 2010

American Revolution Center Secures Site for The Museum of the American Revolution in Historic Philadelphia

At a signing ceremony today, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis R. Reidenbach, American Revolution Center Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest and President/CEO Bruce Cole, will announce the completion of a historic land exchange between the National Park Service (NPS) and The American Revolution Center (ARC).Read more