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April 17, 2017

Old City Eateries Welcome Museum of the American Revolution and Cross Keys Café to the Neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2017 —Taste the Revolution! Not only is the Museum of the American Revolution officially joining the landscape of Historic Philadelphia on April 19, but so is a brand new eatery: the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. Local restaurants and breweries are welcoming these new neighbors by creating everything from Hamilton-inspired entrées to a gelato flavor based on Martha Washington’s cake recipe and offering discounts to Museum ticket-holders.

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April 04, 2017

Museum of the American Revolution Installs Bronze Sculptural Panels Depicting Iconic Revolutionary Moments

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2017 — The finishing touches are being put on the new Museum of the American Revolution prior to its grand opening on April 19! On April 1, two large-scale (20’ x 40’) bronze sculptural panels will be installed in the Museum’s outdoor plaza along Chestnut Street. The sculptures, which weigh in at 1500lbs. each, depict iconic paintings from the American Revolution.

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March 22, 2017

Vice President Biden, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough Among Opening Day Speakers for Museum of the American Revolution

Limited Tickets Will Be Available for the Opening Ceremony via Enter-to-Win Contest

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 — Vice President Joe Biden, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and best-selling author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts have joined the roster of speakers for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, April 19. The date marks the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.

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March 21, 2017

Renowned Painting of George Washington’s March to Valley Forge Installed at Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2017 — From textbooks to postage stamps and post cards, William Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777” is one of the most reproduced – and recognizable – images commemorating the Revolutionary War. The iconic work was recently installed at the Museum of the American Revolution and will be on display when the Museum opens on April 19.

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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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