Press Room

Press Media List

Sign up and get the latest press releases and updates on the Museum's inaugural year.

December 02, 2009

American Revolution Center Releases First National Survey on Knowledge of the American Revolution

WASHINGTON DC – December 2, 2009 –The American Revolution Center today released the first national survey assessing knowledge of the American Revolution. The report revealed that Americans highly value, but vastly overrate, their knowledge of the Revolutionary period and its significance. Results revealed that 90 percent of American adults think that knowledge of the American Revolution and its principles is very important and should be taught in schools, however, 83 percent failed when tested on knowledge of the Revolution and our Founding documents.

Read More
February 17, 2010

Rare Objects Now on Display

PHILADELPHIA – February 17, 2010 –The American Revolution Center is showcasing objects from its collection as part of two nationally significant special exhibitions.

Read More
April 07, 2010

American Revolution Center Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA – April 7, 2010 –The American Revolution Center (ARC) named three new members to its Board of Directors: John B. Adams Jr., Stephen H. Case, and Ambassador Louise V. Oliver. “These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The American Revolution Center.

Read More
May 26, 2010

Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2010 –As we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, this image of soldiers from two of America's greatest generations reminds us that, indeed, Americans will always fight for liberty.

Read More
July 01, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2010 – On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Many people learned of the historic vote by reading their newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. A copy of this newspaper survived the centuries and is now a part of The American Revolution Center’s (ARC) collection.

Read More
July 02, 2010

Beyond Bells and Bonfires

PHILADELPHIA – July 2, 2010 – John Adams hoped for the fireworks, as well as "general knowledge" of what they celebrate.

Read More
September 13, 2010

Museum Site Secured Through Historic Land Exchange

PHILADELPHIA – September 13, 2010 – The American Revolution Center (Center) has secured a site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in historic Philadelphia to build the nation’s first museum dedicated to telling the entire story of The American Revolution. Located just steps from Independence Hall, the First Bank of the United States and Carpenter’s Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the museum will house the Center’s distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution.

Read More
November 30, 2010

American Revolution Center and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Present Lecture on Benjamin Rush

PHILADELPHIA – November 30, 2010 – On Tuesday, November 30, The American Revolution Center and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia are co-sponsoring a lecture to be held at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, exploring the life of Benjamin Rush. Dr. William Durden, Ph.D., President of Dickinson College, will be the guest speaker. The lecture is supported by a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.

Read More
May 19, 2011

Rare Objects from the American Revolution Center Collection on Display Through Loans to the Historic Mount Vernon and the National Constitution Center

PHILADELPHIA – May 19, 2011 – The American Revolution Center has loaned over thirty firearms, edged weapons and other military equipment from the Revolutionary War to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens for a three-year exhibit titled Tools of War. The exhibit opened May 2, 2011 in the Gordon V. and Helen C. Smith Foundation Gallery at Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center.

Read More

Pages