PHILADELPHIA – May 1, 2013 – On May 2, 1778, word of the French Alliance reached the Continental Congress. Four days later, soldiers celebrated this news at Valley Forge with a feu de joie--a celebratory rifle salute.
PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to join Frank Fox, the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies as a major sponsor of The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. This international conference, which received additional support from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Williams College, will be held in Philadelphia from May 30 - June 1, 2013.
PHILADELPHIA – June 6, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to partner with Sotheby's New York to present Liberty or Death: Relics from the American Revolution. The exhibition features objects on loan from the Museum of the American Revolution's collection as well as items for sale by Sotheby's. Opening hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5pm through June 28, 2013 excluding June 15, 16, 21 and 22.
PHILADELPHIA – July 16, 2013 – The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the launch of Read the Revolution, a bi-monthly email featuring excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Read the Revolution will cover a diverse range of genres, including history, memoir, biography, children's books, and even, on occasion, historical fiction. The email will also include links to sites and bookstores where you can easily purchase the book.
Historical Fiction "Remembers the Ladies," Bringing to Life the Harrowing Days of 18th-Century Boston: Museum of the American Revolution Presents the Author of "The Midwife's Revolt"
PHILADELPHIA – October 15, 2013 – The Midwife’s Revolt follows 18th-century midwife Lizzie Boylston's path from grieving widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams, and to her dangerous work as a spy for the American side.
PHILADELPHIA – November 11, 2013 – At its September 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Lewis Katz, Director of the Katz Foundation, and Bennett P. Lomax, President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, as new members of the Board. Governor Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Philadelphia, was elected earlier this year.
The First Oval Office Replica to be Erected for the First Time Nov. 15-17 in Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City
WILLIAMSBURG, VA – November 12, 2013 – Colonial Williamsburg will erect the recently completed replica of Gen. George Washington’s marquee — the first “oval office” — for the first time during the grand opening Nov. 15-17 of James Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. The weekend marks the first public display of the reproduction of the marquee tent that served as Washington’s field headquarters throughout most of the American Revolution.
Bestselling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Visit Philadelphia to Launch New Childrens Book in a Campaign to, as Abigail Adams put it, "Remember the Ladies"
PHILADELPHIA – January 9, 2014 – Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. Roberts will read from her book and discuss the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s women.
PHILADELPHIA – March 5, 2014 –General George Washington, booming cannons, and more than 15 Revolutionary War re-enactors from across the region offered the opening salvo for the Museum of the American Revolution. A robust crowd of supporters attended the public ceremony celebrating the beginning of site preparation for the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) to be built at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.
Museum of the American Revolution Releases Refined Architectural Plans and Secures Conceptual Approval from Philadelphia Art Commission
PHILADELPHIA – April 2, 2014 –After working closely with a subcommittee of the Philadelphia Art Commission, the Museum of the American Revolution today released Robert A.M. Stern Architects' revised design for the Museum's new home at Third and Chestnut Streets. Upon review of the updated plans, the Art Commission granted Conceptual Approval. The Museum will go before the Commission in May seeking Final Approval.