Celebrate George Washingtons Birthday this Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution
Presidents Day was originally established in 1879 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, our nation’s first president, and later expanded to include all who have held our nation’s highest office. This year, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17 – Monday, Feb. 19, with family-friendly festivities and the final chance to see the Museum’s limited-run special exhibit Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor.
Philadelphia has loved a good underdog story ever since the Continental Army took on the British Empire during the Revolutionary War (spoiler alert: they won). On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Museum of the American Revolution will temporarily rename its first-floor Patriots Gallery as “Eagles Gallery” through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, in a show of support for the Museum’s hometown team. Visitors are also encouraged to wear Eagles apparel to receive $2 off admission to the Museum through Feb. 4 (walk-up only).
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Elizabeth A. Grant as Director of Education. Grant brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in cultural and heritage education, successfully leading teams in developing and delivering active learning programs to engage diverse audiences, including children, young people, students, and lifelong learners.
Museum of the American Revolution Closes Capital Campaign with $165 Million Raised, Exceeding Goal by 10 Percent
The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that its founding campaign has raised $165 million. The campaign to build, open, and endow the Museum had an original goal of $150 million and officially concluded December 31, 2017, having exceeded its goal by 10 percent.
Author and Historian Judith Van Buskirk to Explore the Lives and Stories of African American Revolutionaries, Feb. 1
To kick off Black History Month, author and historian Dr. Judith L. Van Buskirk will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for an illustrated discussion that will explore the lives and stories of African American Revolutionaries.
The Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours series will return on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m. on one evening of each month. The events feature special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. Tickets for History After Hours are $10 for adults and can be purchased online in advance here or at the door.
Newly Discovered Watercolor Featuring Washington’s War Tent Anchors Limited-Run Exhibit “Among His Troops,” Jan. 13 – Feb. 19
On Jan. 13, the Museum of the American Revolution will unveil a newly discovered watercolor painting from the Revolutionary War as the centerpiece of a limited-run exhibit from Jan. 13 – Feb. 19, 2018. The 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting depicts the Continental Army’s 1782 encampment at Verplanck’s Point in New York’s Hudson Valley. It includes the only known depiction of General George Washington’s headquarters tent in the field – the very tent that is dramatically presented at the Museum.
What Was Philadelphia Like During the American Revolution? Explore 18th-Century Life During Winter Break
How did people who lived right here in Philadelphia during the American Revolution spend long winter days? During Winter Break, the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the crafts, trades, and skills of Philadelphians during the 18th century – and invite visitors to try their hand at early American pastimes.
Priceless Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati Worn by George Washington Now Displayed in Philadelphia for the First Time
The Diamond Eagle — an exquisite jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington — is now on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in this city 233 years ago.
18th-Century Philadelphia-Made Slipware Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation to be Exhibited for the First Time
A remarkable assemblage of 18th-century slipware ceramics uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia will be revealed to the public for the first time. Nearly a dozen pieces of slipware, a form of decorative lead-glazed pottery, will be on view at the 2018 New York Ceramics & Glass Fair from Thursday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.