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February 02, 2017

Museum Tickets Go on Sale Feb. 22, George Washington’s 285th Birthday

Limited Tickets Will Be Available for Opening Day, April 19

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2, 2017 — In honor of George Washington's 285th birthday, general admission tickets to the new Museum of the American Revolution will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The Museum officially opens to the public on April 19.

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January 12, 2017

Sword of Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer Presented to Museum by St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12, 2017 — A sword that belonged to General Hugh Mercer, a fallen hero of the American Revolution and a close friend of George Washington, was presented to the Museum of the American Revolution by the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia at a ceremony today, Jan. 12, the 240th anniversary of Mercer’s death. The sword will be on display at the new Museum when it opens to the public on April 19, 2017.

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January 31, 2017

George Washington’s Headquarters Tent Installed

Washington’s Tent is the Centerpiece of the Museum’s Collection

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2017 — One of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington’s wartime headquarters was installed in its new state-of-the-art home at the Museum of the American Revolution after a years-long process to conserve and display it.

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January 04, 2017

Museum of the American Revolution Names Stephen Schwab as New Board Member

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4, 2017 — At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Stephen Schwab as its newest member. A partner in the Chicago office of the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US), Schwab concentrates much of his international commerce practice in the areas of insurance and reinsurance regulation, transactions, dispute resolution and receiverships. He will complete the term of Carl Buchholz, Vice-Chairman of the Museum’s Board and a partner with DLA Piper, who passed away earlier this year. 

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January 03, 2017

“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia

Discovery Marks First Physical Proof of American-Made Hard-Paste Porcelain

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2017 — At first glance it may seem unassuming, but a small, white bowl uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia has thrilled the ceramics world. The bowl marks the first physical proof of American-made true, hard-paste porcelain ever found.

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December 14, 2016

Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Board Chairman General John P. Jumper

Founding Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest Named Chairman Emeritus

PHILADELPHIA, DEC. 14, 2016 — The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that General John P. Jumper was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Founding Museum Board Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest was elected Chairman Emeritus in recognition of his 11 years of extraordinary service. 

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November 07, 2016

Museum of the American Revolution Installs 18-Foot Replica of America’s First Liberty Tree

PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 7, 2016 — A realistic recreation of America’s first Liberty Tree was recently installed in the new Museum of the American Revolution, one of several immersive environments that will bring to life the dramatic story of our nation's founding when the Museum opens on April 19, 2017. The nearly two-story tree is 18 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds.

During the decade preceding the Revolutionary War, Liberty Trees became gathering places where the first stirrings of revolt against the British empire were discussed and debated.

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