More than 200,000 people fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. During Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will honor America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today.
Museum of the American Revolution Names Harvard University Historian and Author Jane Kamensky as New Board Member
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Harvard University historian and author Dr. Jane Kamensky as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
Coinciding with Philly Fashion Week, a Revolutionary fashion-themed event at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5pm - 8pm will explore the materials and messages behind the fashion choices of the Revolutionary era.
This Columbus Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an Indigenous Peoples Celebration from Thursday, Oct. 4 – Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation. The celebration of indigenous peoples and cultures will include performances by Oneida Indian Nation dancers, demonstrations by native craftspeople, and an evening panel discussion.
In Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution will highlight the surprising connections between our own city and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding. The experience will run from Oct. 27, 2018 – March 17, 2019. It is free with regular museum admission.
Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18
In her new book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, Joanne Freeman explores the discord, divisiveness, and outright violence among members of Congress in the 19th century, and what it suggests about the institution of Congress, the challenges of a young nation’s developing democracy, and the deep-seated roots of the Civil War. She will discuss The Field of Blood at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
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 during Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.
Clean out those summer cobwebs and get your brain back in gear at the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
The Soul of America: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham to Discuss New Book at Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 20
At a time when our nation seems more divided than ever, Pulitzer Prize-winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham offers a message of optimism: that America has been through worse and survived. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Meacham will discuss his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels (Random House, 2018), at the Museum of the American Revolution from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery.
As we mourn the loss of our Chairman Emeritus, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, we take heart in remembering the tremendous legacy he leaves behind. His impact on the quality of life in Philadelphia and our country can be measured not only by his extraordinary generosity, but by his inspired leadership.