Discover Regional Sites Where Revolutionary History Was Made, Aug. 21
Event is Part of the Museum’s History After Hours Series Offering Extended Evening Hours with $10 Admission and Happy Hour Specials
Grab a cocktail and kick back for a Revolutionary Staycation right here at home – no passport or airfare necessary! Dozens of historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, August 21, from 5 – 8 p.m. for a Revolutionary Staycation-themed event, part of the Museum’s History After Hours series.
At the Museum, representatives from each site will highlight stories told at their location with activities, replica objects, and takeaways. In the Museum’s café from 6:30 – 7 p.m., meet a costumed historical interpreter as he portrays Joseph Plumb Martin, a young Continental Army veteran.
The Museum’s History After Hours series features extended evening hours, special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials in Cross Keys Café from 5 – 7 p.m., and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. Tickets for History After Hours are $10 and can be purchased online in advance here or at the door.
Regional sites that will be participating in the event include City Tavern Restaurant, Betsy Ross House, Cliveden, Stenton, Germantown White House, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Fort Mifflin, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Old Barracks Museum, Powel House and Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, American Philosophical Society, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Pennsylvania Hospital, Moland House, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hancock House, and Paoli Battlefield Historic Park, among others.
“The Museum sees itself as a visitor center for the American Revolution, providing context for visitors’ Revolutionary experience by telling a broad story of the founding of our nation,” said Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming. “We hope to ignite the spark of curiosity in visitors and encourage exploration of the many sites where both iconic and lesser-known moments of the Revolution took place.”
In 2017, the Museum launched www.AmRevHQ.org, a website that highlights the numerous local and regional Revolutionary sites, including battlefields, burial grounds, historic houses, and more. The website serves as an easy-to-use web tool that helps visitors discover the many historic sites and heritage attractions in and around Philadelphia. The site includes itineraries, family-friendly events, and opportunities for user engagement. A map in the Museum’s lobby and a printed brochure also highlight Revolutionary sites in the Museum’s neighborhood.
Looking ahead, History After Hours will include “Independent Labels,” a Revolutionary fashion-themed event, on Tuesday, Sept. 25; a “Tricked Out” Halloween-themed event on Tuesday, Oct. 23; and “Ceramics in the City” on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital touchscreens bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.