A Conversation with Neal Hurst

Our new Assistant Curator, Neal Hurst, has been immersed in the American Revolution for over a decade. Hear about his initial interest in Revolutionary culture and his research about 18th century men's clothing and the Headquarters Tent. More

Museum Topped Off!

On July 16, 2015, on a spectacular summer day, we celebrated the "Topping Off" of the Museum with our construction crew, staff, board members, supporters, and friends. More

M*AR Welcomes SMG as a Supporter

On May 21, 2015, we announced a gift of $100,000 from SMG, the West Conshohocken-based entertainment and convention venue management firm that manages the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.. More


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    Join us today for an author talk & book signing at 1:30 w/ Arthur Lefkowitz abt his book: Eyewitness Images of the… t.co/nce8hpYeQ2
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    Join us for a special workshop on Revolutionary War tents & tentmaking this Saturday. This is a beginner workshop (… t.co/BMFtM50cR2
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    Take a virtual field trip to the Museum with your class! t.co/NAFCuH5tpD

The History of Washington's Headquarters Tent

The history of Washington's Headquarters Tent doesn't stop at the end of the war. Its journey from Revolutionary battlefields to the Museum's collection is a fascinating story in its own right, and one that touches on key events in American history. As part of The First Oval Office project, our team of historians and curators have been researching this journey. More