Museum of the American Revolution Installs Bronze Sculptural Panels Depicting Iconic Revolutionary Moments
PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2017 — The finishing touches are being put on the new Museum of the American Revolution prior to its grand opening on April 19! On April 1, two large-scale (20’ x 40’) bronze sculptural panels will be installed in the Museum’s outdoor plaza along Chestnut Street. The sculptures, which weigh in at 1500lbs. each, depict iconic paintings from the American Revolution.
Vice President Biden, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough Among Opening Day Speakers for Museum of the American Revolution
Limited Tickets Will Be Available for the Opening Ceremony via Enter-to-Win Contest
PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 — Vice President Joe Biden, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and best-selling author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts have joined the roster of speakers for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, April 19. The date marks the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.
Renowned Painting of George Washington’s March to Valley Forge Installed at Museum of the American Revolution
PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2017 — From textbooks to postage stamps and post cards, William Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777” is one of the most reproduced – and recognizable – images commemorating the Revolutionary War. The iconic work was recently installed at the Museum of the American Revolution and will be on display when the Museum opens on April 19.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2017 — A restored mid-19th-century copy of a painting depicting George Washington and French general Rochambeau during the last major battle of America’s Revolutionary War has been installed at the Museum of the American Revolution. The painting will be prominently displayed when the Museum opens to the public on April 19.
Limited Tickets Will Be Available for Opening Day, April 19
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2, 2017 — In honor of George Washington's 285th birthday, general admission tickets to the new Museum of the American Revolution will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The Museum officially opens to the public on April 19.
Sword of Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer Presented to Museum by St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12, 2017 — A sword that belonged to General Hugh Mercer, a fallen hero of the American Revolution and a close friend of George Washington, was presented to the Museum of the American Revolution by the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia at a ceremony today, Jan. 12, the 240th anniversary of Mercer’s death. The sword will be on display at the new Museum when it opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
Washington’s Tent is the Centerpiece of the Museum’s Collection
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2017 — One of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington’s wartime headquarters was installed in its new state-of-the-art home at the Museum of the American Revolution after a years-long process to conserve and display it.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4, 2017 — At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Stephen Schwab as its newest member. A partner in the Chicago office of the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US), Schwab concentrates much of his international commerce practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance regulation, transactions, dispute resolution and receiverships. He will complete the term of Carl Buchholz, Vice-Chairman of the Museum’s Board and a partner with DLA Piper, who passed away earlier this year.
“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia
Discovery Marks First Physical Proof of American-Made Hard-Paste Porcelain
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2017 — At first glance it may seem unassuming, but a small, white bowl uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia has thrilled the ceramics world. The bowl marks the first physical proof of American-made true, hard-paste porcelain ever found.
Founding Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest Named Chairman Emeritus
PHILADELPHIA, DEC. 14, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that General John P. Jumper was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Founding Museum Board Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest was elected Chairman Emeritus in recognition of his 11 years of extraordinary service.