A silver-hilted American small sword owned and used by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone (1710-1776) of Simsbury, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War was donated to the Museum of the American Revolution today. The never-before-displayed sword was donated by a descendent of Pettibone and his family. The sword will be displayed at the Museum beginning in 2018.
Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
Experience the magical holiday classic The Nutcracker ballet with a Revolutionary twist! Rising stars from Philadelphia’s The Rock School for Dance Education will perform scenes from the Nutcracker 1776, an adaption of the original ballet, combining Tchaikovsky's timeless musical score with Philadelphia's revolutionary past.
PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 11, 2017 — While many people are still hunting for tickets to the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” prolific author, scholar and Yale historian Dr. Joanne Freeman has been hunting for the real Alexander Hamilton for most of her life.
More than 200,000 people fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. During Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate America’s first veterans as well as those that continue to serve our country today.
This Halloween Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will show guests a different side to All Hallow’s Eve for those looking to learn more about what has inspired the current Halloween trends and walk away with a few surprising treats.
It's almost that time of year again! As the holiday season approaches, the Museum of the American Revolution offers a wide range of festive, family-friendly and historically-themed events, from special Veterans Day weekend programs (free for veterans and military!) to a holiday season kick-off featuring a performance from Nutcracker 1776 to author talks by renowned historians.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Alan B. Miller, Chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc., and Daniel M. DiLella, President and CEO of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, which has recently gained momentum as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an evening film premiere event and panel discussion, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation, that will explore how history is often oversimplified to remove nuance or omit inconvenient truths.
The British Are Coming Back! Historic Sites Commemorate 240th Anniversary of British Occupation of Philadelphia
This fall, historic sites in Philadelphia will explore the lesser known stories of the Revolutionary War in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the British occupation of Philadelphia, featuring reenactments, family-friendly activities, walking tours, and more.