Inaugural “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” Presented to Author David McCullough
Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution announced the establishment of the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award with the presentation of the inaugural award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough at a private event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates Plaza Opening and Dedicates Building to Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest
Hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered today at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s outdoor plaza and dedicate its recently completed building to Board Chairman Gerry Lenfest and his wife Marguerite Lenfest.
Museum of the American Revolution Announces Hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services
Philadelphia, PA, September 13, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services. Phillips brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in delivering superior visitor experiences at both non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2016 — When the Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19, 2017, it will feature one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution: George Washington’s Headquarters Tent, which served as Washington’s office and sleeping quarters throughout much of the Revolutionary War.
Museum of the American Revolution Commissions Independence Seaport Museum to Build Privateer Ship Replica
Philadelphia, PA, August 17, 2016— A large-scale reconstruction of an American privateer ship commissioned by the Museum of the American Revolution is now being transported to the new Museum after being constructed by Independence Seaport Museum’s boat-building workshop, Workshop on the Water.
Philadelphia, PA, August 8, 2016— The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Maureen O’Ryan as Director of Finance. O’Ryan brings to the Museum more than 30 years of experience in financial services.
Philadelphia, PA (June 24, 2016) – As the July 4 holiday approaches, experts from the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with stories about America’s founding. When it opens to the public on April 19, 2017, the Museum will explore the remarkable story of the American Revolution from its origins to ultimate victory and its continuing relevance.
Philadelphia Museums Loan Artwork to Palace of Versailles for Exhibition on France's Role in the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2016— In honor of the 240th anniversary of American Independence, the Museum of the American Revolution will loan a painting commemorating an important moment in Franco-American relations to the Palace of Versailles for its first-ever exhibit on France's contribution to America’s founding.
Announces $10 Million Gift from Gerry Lenfest
Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2016 — On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation’s founding when it officially opens on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of “the shot heard ‘round the world.”
American Revolution Beer Pong at New Liberty Distillery Hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution
We all know who won the American Revolution the first time. But can it be done again?
On Thursday, June 23, the Young Friends of the Museum of the American Revolution, which opens in historic Philadelphia in Spring 2017, will host a beer pong tournament that recreates five key battles of the American Revolution on the pong table. Blue Coats and Red Coats will face off once again, but this time the prize isn’t liberty – it’s a gift basket full of Phillies tickets, gift cards, and more!