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.
With Gift From The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Museum of the American Revolution Secures More Than $100 Million in Funding
PHILADELPHIA – April 24, 2014 – The Museum of the American Revolution today announced a gift of $1.5 million from The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. With this gift, the Museum has secured more than $100 million toward its $150 million goal to build and endow the Museum of the American Revolution, set to open in late 2016.
PHILADELPHIA – May 7, 2014 – Today, the Museum of the American Revolution received final approval for its architectural plans from the Philadelphia Art Commission. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the Museum will build its new home at Third and Chestnut Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.
Museum of the American Revolution Reveals Detailed Exhibit Plans, Overview of Museum Experience Designed to Engage in our Heritage
PHILADELPHIA – June 9, 2014 –The Museum of the American Revolution today announced details of its exhibition plans, which will bring to life the events, people and ideals of the founding of the United States and inspire a deep appreciation of the importance of the struggle that created American democracy.
PHILADELPHIA – June 19, 2014 –The Museum of the American Revolution today announced a gift of $500,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. With this gift the Museum has secured more than $104 million toward its $150 million goal to build and endow the Museum of the American Revolution, set to open in late 2016.
PHILADELPHIA – November 3, 2014 – The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of two senior staff members to support exhibition and programming development. They are Dr. Philip Mead, Historian and Curator, and Mary Jane Taylor, Director of Learning and Engagement.