December 06, 2018

Museum President Dr. Scott Stephenson to Appear in an Episode of TLC’S ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ December 17

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, will lend his expertise in American history to "Glee" actor and Broadway performer Matthew Morrison during the Monday, Dec. 17 episode of TLC’s Emmy-Award winning series, “Who Do You Think You Are?” 

Morrison and Stephenson at Kettle Creek Battlefield
Morrison and Stephenson at Kettle Creek Battlefield

The series follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry.

In the December 17 episode, Morrison and Stephenson visit Kettle Creek Battlefield in Georgia, where the Continental Army defeated a Loyalist militia force at the Battle of Kettle Creek in February 1779. 

Morrison explores his American roots for the first time and is surprised to discover his family’s ties to the Revolutionary War. He learns of the bold lengths that his ancestor went through to protect his allegiances and the brutality he faced on the battlefield.

The Museum's "War in the South" gallery
The Museum's "War in the South" gallery

The episode marks Stephenson’s fifth appearance on the show. He previously appeared with celebrities Scott Foley, Rob Lowe, Angie Harmon and Valerie Bertinelli.

The program is broadcast at 10 p.m. EST on TLC. Mandy Moore, Josh Duhamel, and Regina King are also featured this season.

About the 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.