The Chest is Now on Display in the Museum’s “War at Sea” Gallery
Event is Part of the Museum’s Popular “Read the Revolution” Speaker Series
FBI Solves 50 Year Cold Case Enabling Revolutionary War Era Firearm To Be Reclaimed And Put On Display
Today, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and its Color Guard (PSSR) announced an agreement to publicly display a rare Revolutionary era American firearm that has been missing for nearly half a century. The Christian Oerter rifle was acquired by the PSSR in 1963 and placed on loan to the Valley Forge Historical Society.
Comedic Performances, Spanish Language Tours and Happy Hour Specials at Museum of the American Revolution
Events to include panel on veterans and PTSD, walking tours and free admission for veterans and military
Just in time for Halloween, two local Museums are partnering to take visitors on a trip through the darker part of history. Museum of the American Revolution and the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will review “all the gory details” of a gruesome and risky surgery and its connections to Irish soldier Richard St. George at History After Hours on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Discover signs and symbols of the Revolutionary-era at a Lion and Unicorn-themed after-hours event at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. The evening will include beer pong battles, samples from local breweries, and special gallery tours.
An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host a special evening presentation featuring Dr. Martin Mansergh in conversation with Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall. They will discuss the influence of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798 on Ireland’s path to independence, and their relevance to today.
The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29
Did you know that in the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war? The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019.
New York Times Bestselling Author Stedman Graham to Discuss New Book on Identity Leadership, Sept. 18
New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Stedman Graham will discuss his most recent book, Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself (May 2019, Center Street) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution. The talk will be followed by a book signing with the author.