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February 17, 2010

Rare Objects Now on Display

PHILADELPHIA – February 17, 2010 –The American Revolution Center is showcasing objects from its collection as part of two nationally significant special exhibitions.

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April 07, 2010

American Revolution Center Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA – April 7, 2010 –The American Revolution Center (ARC) named three new members to its Board of Directors: John B. Adams Jr., Stephen H. Case, and Ambassador Louise V. Oliver. “These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The American Revolution Center.

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May 26, 2010

Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2010 –As we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, this image of soldiers from two of America's greatest generations reminds us that, indeed, Americans will always fight for liberty.

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July 01, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2010 – On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Many people learned of the historic vote by reading their newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. A copy of this newspaper survived the centuries and is now a part of The American Revolution Center’s (ARC) collection.

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July 02, 2010

Beyond Bells and Bonfires

PHILADELPHIA – July 2, 2010 – John Adams hoped for the fireworks, as well as "general knowledge" of what they celebrate.

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September 13, 2010

Museum Site Secured Through Historic Land Exchange

PHILADELPHIA – September 13, 2010 – 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.

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November 30, 2010

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

PHILADELPHIA – November 30, 2010 – 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.

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May 19, 2011

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

PHILADELPHIA – May 19, 2011 – 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.

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June 30, 2011

Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing the Importance of The Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA – June 30, 2011 – On June 29, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Bob Casey recognizing The American Revolution Center’s role in telling the story of the American Revolution and its continuing impact on the struggle for freedom, self-government and the rule of law throughout the world; and encouraging the Center in its efforts to build a new Museum of the American Revolution.

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October 12, 2011

The American Revolution Center: Who Cares? Test Your Knowledge on the Retooled Website

PHILADELPHIA – October 12, 2011 – The American Revolution Center (the “Center”) has retooled its website (, with new, interactive features. Visitors to the site now have the opportunity to take the Center’s national survey, The American Revolution: Who Cares? and compare their answers filtered by state, political affiliation, gender and income. The 2009 survey demonstrated the overwhelming interest adult Americans have in learning more about the American Revolution.

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