In 1942, African American World War II veteran John Edward James, Jr. was denied his commission as second lieutenant because of the color of his skin. More than 75 years later, the government is finally making amends. On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2 p.m., James will officially receive his commission at a ceremony at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.
Rare 1776 Dunlap Printing of the Declaration of Independence Now on Display in Philadelphia for July 4th
With July 4 quickly approaching, a truly one-of-a-kind artifact is now on display: one of the first printed versions of the Declaration of Independence, a broadside printed on parchment by Philadelphian John Dunlap in July 1776. Beginning June 26, this unique printing will be on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, just two blocks from Independence Hall, where the revolutionary document was debated and adopted. It will remain on display until November.
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Museum of the American Revolution is a recipient of an AASLH 2018 Award of Merit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
A bright purple Ford F-150 truck will be parked on the outdoor plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the 2018 Purple Heart Truck Run. Driven exclusively by amputee veterans, the mobility-enabled truck is making a 7,800 mile journey across America to raise awareness for mobility issues faced by combat-wounded veterans.
Join the Museum of the American Revolution for sea shanty sing-alongs, ship-building demonstrations, and a lesson on the little-known history of privateers – or legalized pirate ships – during the American Revolution on Tuesday, June 19, from 5 – 8 p.m.
The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the world. The effects of that revolutionary document continue to reverberate today, inspiring human rights and liberation movements globally. From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., explore the history and continuing legacy of the Declaration at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages.
This Father’s Day weekend, celebrate with the father of our country – George Washington – at the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, June 16. Guests can meet-and-greet a Washington historical interpreter and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet of muffins, pastries and mini-quiches, courtesy of Brûlée Catering, in the Museum’s elegant Liberty Hall.
The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold in recognition of its commitment to energy conservation and environmental awareness.
Escape “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer” (John Adams) at the Museum of the American Revolution with extended hours, family-friendly activities, History After Hours evening events, and new guided tours of the Museum and its historic neighborhood. And enjoy special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
George Washingtons Headquarters Flag to be Displayed in Philadelphia for the First Time Since the Revolutionary War, Beginning Flag Day
The faded and fragile blue silk flag that marked General George Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War will be on display this Flag Day, marking its first public display in Philadelphia since the war itself and its first appearance in Pennsylvania in decades. The Museum of the American Revolution will bring out of its archives the flag, known as the Commander-in-Chief’s Standard, from Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.