Press Releases

December 2, 2009

American Revolution Center releases first national survey on knowledge of the American Revolution

The American Revolution Center today released the first national survey assessing knowledge of the American Revolution. The report revealed that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Results revealed that 90 percent of American adults think that knowledge of the American Revolution and its principles is very important and should be taught in schools, however, 83 percent failed when tested on knowledge of the Revolution and our Founding documents.Read more

July 1, 2009

American Revolution Center works with National Park Service to Relocate to Historic Philadelphia

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and The American Revolution Center (ARC) today announced that the National Park Service has signed a land-exchange agreement with ARC to establish a national museum dedicated to the American Revolution at Independence National Historical Park.

June 30, 2009

American Revolution Center to participate in Philadelphia's Lincoln 200 Festival

The American Revolution Center (ARC) will present a multimedia presentation highlighting its distinguished collection of original artwork, objects, manuscripts, and printed works at Philadelphia’s Lincoln 200 Festival, which will take place on Independence Mall in Philadelphia from July 2-5.

June 18, 2009

American Revolution Center names two new members to board of directors

The American Revolution Center named the Honorable Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett and H. Richard Dietrich III to its Board of Directors. Ms. Duckett and Mr. Dietrich will assist the Center in its mission to commemorate the entire story of the American Revolution and its legacy.