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Museum News: February 2017

 

Museum News: February 2017
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 22!

In honor of George Washington's 285th birthday, we are happy to announce that general admission tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution will go on sale Wednesday, February 22! Be sure to check out our new website for information about buying tickets, planning your visit, and more!
 
To celebrate the launch of our ticket sales, we are throwing a birthday party for George Washington at the Museum on February 22. We invite you to buy tickets on site at the Museum from 10am-Noon, get a sneak peek of the Museum's first floor, and eat birthday cake with George Washington! 
 
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm
Where: Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
Exhibit Update: General George Washington's Headquarters Tent
 
We recently installed one of our most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington's wartime headquarters. Where Washington strategized, wrote dispatches, and made key decisions that would change the course of history.

The process to conserve and display this three-dimensional textile has been one of the most complex and complicated preservation projects in generations, involving structural engineers, historians, tailors, conservationists, curators and others over the course of several years.
 
Visitors to the Museum will conclude their core exhibition experience in Washington's Tent Theater, an innovative, multi-layered, mixed media presentation in a dedicated 100-seat theater.

Read more about George Washington's Headquarters Tent in this New York Times article: "Where George Washington Slept (Perhaps Not Well)"

Become a Founding Member! 
 
Museum Members receive free general admission all year, discounts at the Museum store and cafe, plus invitations to lectures, programs, and much more! 

Limited Time Benefit: Founding Members will be invited to a special Members-Only Preview Weekend April 15-16, 2017 . You'll be among the first people in the world to see the amazing collection of precious artifacts from our country's founding, immerse yourself in theaters that make you feel the fight for liberty in your bones, and discover unknown aspects of America's fight for independence.
 
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Museum News: November 2016

 

Museum News: November 2016
A Month for Thanks! 
 
This November we have many things to be thankful for!  We are happy to report that all of our staff and our collection are officially in our new home at Third and Chestnut Streets in Historic Philadelphia. We are hard at work installing our core exhibition, including two of our immersive gallery experiences: the privateer ship built by the Independence Seaport Museum and the Liberty Tree, pictured below.
We are especially grateful for our supporters and followers who have helped make the Museum of the American Revolution a reality. As you plan your year-end giving, please consider making a donation to the Museum this Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) or on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29). 
Upcoming Event: Archaeology in the Historic District
 

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm 
 
Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Please join us for an event at the Philadelphia History Museum on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:307:30 p.m. that focuses on archaeology in the historic district. Our Vice President of Collections, Interpretations and Programs, Scott Stephenson, and Rebecca Yamin, the lead archaeologist for John Milner Associates who did the excavation of our site, will be speaking.

In addition to the Museum's archaeological excavation, the program will also cover the recent discovery of remains of the old jail at the corner of 3rd and Market Streets, and the discoveries at Franklin Square and the site of the Convention Center expansion.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
In the News
 
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New York-based  is recreating a large-scale replica of the statue of King George III that once stood on the Bowling Green in Manhattan for our Museum. Read more about the statue's history and the research that went into reconstructing this unique piece of American history in this article from The New York Times: "Long-Toppled Statue of King George III to Ride Again, From a Brooklyn Studio"
 
Our Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, Dr. Philip Mead, recently sat down with a reporter from The Philadelphia Inquirer to chat about his life-long fascination with the American Revolution. 
 
Revolution Society - Behind-the-Scenes Tour
 
We invite our Revolution Society members to a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the new Museum building on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. To become a member of the Revolution Society, or to RSVP, please contact Grace Noah to reserve your spot today at gnoah@amrevmuseum.org.
 
Join the Revolution Society today for exclusive access to Museum events before we open! 
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Museum of the American Revolution Building Dedication Thursday September 15, 2016

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Come enjoy our outdoor plaza!

We invite you to join us as we gather with neighbors and friends to dedicate our Museum building to Board Chairman Gerry Lenfest and his wife Marguerite.


 

And help us celebrate the official opening of our outdoor plaza which will feature generous shaded seating, a dramatic display of cannons from the Revolutionary era, and an engraving of powerful words from the Declaration of Independence.

We look forward to welcoming you inside when the Museum opens on April 19, 2017!

Hope to see you on September 15!

RSVP!

When
Thursday September 15, 2016 from 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

Where

Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Driving Directions

Please contact events@amrevmuseum.org or call (215) 253-6731 with any questions.

Museum of the American Revolution, 123 Chestnut Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Museum of the American Revolution, Museum News: March 2016

Museum News: March 2016

 

"The Spring advances, very rapidly, and all Nature will soon be cloathed in her gayest Robes."

-John Adams to Abigail, March 15, 1777

 

As did John Adams, we are eagerly anticipating the coming of spring-in our case, the spring of 2017 when we will open our doors to the public! This month, we are happy to share some exciting construction updates and the announcement of two new partnerships.  We are in the home stretch of our fundraising campaign and are grateful for your continued support!

 

 

Building Update

Over the winter months, the building's brick façade steadily went up and with only one section left, all of the brick should be in place by the end of this week. On the interior, installation of the permanent exhibit's structural walls is underway and the central staircase that takes visitors from the Museum lobby to the second floor exhibition space was recently fitted into place.  Watch our progress on the construction live cam.

 

Object Conservation

Conservation work has begun on a 1746 American, cast-iron fireback bearing the Royal Coat of Arms of King George II.  Common until the 19th century, firebacks, or chimney backs, protected the stone or brick wall of a fireplace from "burning out" and helped to radiate heat into a room. This fireback, made in New Jersey at the Oxford Furnace, needs over 250 years of soot and grim cleaned away. The image on the left is the fireback before conservation and the image on the right is after a partial cleaning.

 

 

Tavern Talks  

Young Friends of the Museum of the American Revolution are hosting their 2016 kick-off event on March 31st in partnership with the Philadelphia History Museum.  "Tavern Talks" will be a tasting of specialties from area micro-distilleries and breweries alongside food from some of our favorite Old City restaurants. Our Historian and Curator, Dr. Philip Mead will talk about tavern culture and Kristen Froehlich, Director of the Collection at the , will offer a white-glove experience of the History Museum's American Revolution collection. Tickets are $40 and space is limited. 

 

 

Partnerships

 

Daughters of the American Revolution

We are pleased to announce that the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will provide a gift to underwrite the framing and installation of a hand-painted copy of the "Siege of Yorktown"(1781), a monumental 19thcentury painting by French artist Louis-Charles Auguste Couder which hangs in the Hall of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles. This striking painting, which measures over 13 feet by 17 feet, will be stretched, varnished, hung and framed to the wall on the second floor court. Read More.

 

American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

We are happy to have the support of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization that shares our mission of engaging people in the history of the American Revolution. On February 15th, our two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote a popular appreciation and understanding of the American Revolution through developing collaborative special exhibitions.

Left to right: Jack Duane Warren, Jr., Executive Director of the American Revolution Institute;

 Michael Quinn, M*AR President & CEO; M*AR Board members John Harvey, Marion Lane, Bennett Lomax, and Martha McGeary Snider.

 

 

Correction

Our annual year-end newsletter, "Independent Times" incorrectly listed the name of one of our supporters, the correct name is the Military Order of Foreign Wars Pennsylvania Commandery Scholarship and Historical Preservation Foundation.

 

 

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