Archaeological Excavation at Site of New Museum of the American Revolution Traces Philadelphia’s Transformation Since the 17th Century
Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2016 — As the new Museum of the American Revolution rises on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets, it marks a new phase in the transformation of a site that has a history as long as the city itself. A team of archaeologists uncovered much of that history during excavations prior to construction of the building, revealing how the site has changed since the 17th century.
Philadelphia, PA, April 27, 2016— At its April 13 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected two new members: David C. Darnell and Morris W. Offit.
“David and Morris are both highly respected leaders in their industries, with long and distinguished careers,” said Museum Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. “They have a genuine passion for preserving history, and continue to demonstrate their strong personal and professional commitment to our mission. We are delighted by the experience and expertise these new board members will bring to the table.”
Best-Selling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Discuss New Book on the Women of the Civil War, April 27
Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016— Proving the old adage that “behind every great man is a great woman,” best-selling author, journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts will explore the lives of the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into — and through — the Civil War at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 27. The discussion is based on her most recent book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, a follow-up to her best-sellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty.
Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2016—Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the Museum of the American Revolution’s Director of Collections and Interpretation, will lend his deep expertise in American history to the Sunday, April 10, edition of TLC’s acclaimed series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
The series follows some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry.
The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to announce a partnership with The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
PHILADELPHIA– January 14, 2016 – Michael C. Quinn, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution today announced that Brûlée Catering was selected to provide food service for its café and catering facilities and Event Network was selected to operate the Museum’s gift shop. The Museum will open in spring 2017. Quinn said, “Quality food service and engaging retail are two critical visitor amenities in the museum experience. We are delighted to have two extremely experienced and dedicated organizations partnering with us to provide these important services to our guests.”
PHILADELPHIA– JANUARY 10, 2015 – At its December meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected three new members: Tim Collins, Susan Corbett and Philip Reese. Museum Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest stated, “Our organization will greatly benefit from the expertise that these outstanding new Board members bring to our organization.”
Tim Collins, President & CEO, EBSCO Industries, Inc.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2015 – The Museum of the American Revolution has appointed Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point University president, to its National Leadership Council, alongside distinguished Americans such as Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winner and accomplished historian; Chris Matthews, American political commentator and national TV show host; and many others.