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We join in celebrating the life and achievements of astronaut and former senator John Glenn. #Godspeed

In 1998, on his record setting flight into space on the shuttle Discovery, he carried two replicas of George Washington's standard into orbit. The replicas, of the original 13-star, silk flag in our collection, were created by George Washington's Mount Vernon and the the Valley Forge...
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Before construction could begin on the Museum, Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. launched an archaeological excavation of our historic urban site. The summer-long dig uncovered over 82,000 artifacts from brick-lined privies, pits, and well shafts where trash was discarded.

Archaeologists cleaned, sorted, and catalogued the objects which were recently returned to the Museum. CBS Philly...
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Artifacts Found In Museum Site Tell Stories Of Early Philadelphia

The latest Read the Revolution is out: George Washington's America: A Biography Through His Maps by Barnet Schecter

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"To see a painting of an American during the war is always exciting for its artistic message. How is he standing? Where is he standing? And what does his clothing reveal about him and America during the Revolution."

The Museum recently unpacked a little-known portrait of Benjamin Flowers completed by famed artists Charles Willson and James Peale around 1779 or 1780. On loan from The...
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Little known Peales' brother portrait returns to Philly

Interested in visiting the Museum with a group of 15 or more?

Plan your trip now for visits starting in May 2017. Follow the link to learn more about our group tour offerings: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at exhibit installation in this recent article on the Museum in the Washington Post.

Smell the Revolution: Rum-scented mug among museum's items

Boatbuilders and volunteers from the Independence Seaport Museum have been hard at work recently constructing two full-scale ships for each of our Museums.

Read more about this collaboration and the importance of Philadelphia's shipbuilding and early American Naval history in this piece from Tim McGrath, a member of the Board of Port Wardens at the Independence Seaport Museum.


Today is #GivingTuesday. Help us prepare the iconic "The March to Valley Forge" for long-term exhibition with a donation today!

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This holiday season give the gift of a membership to Philly's newest Museum! Founding Members of the Museum will enjoy unlimited admission (from April 2017 to April 2018) and special perks including exclusive member events and discounts to our store and café.

Plus, Founding Members can see the Museum before everyone else–at the exclusive Members-only Preview weekend on April 15-16,...
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Check out these images from Pennsylvania Firebacks, Inc. in which they are reproducing a fireback that you will be able to see and touch in the Museum when we open.

The original iron fireback, (in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) bears the words “Liberty or Death.” The fireback was made in 1778 at the Aera Furnace, located in York County, South Carolina and...
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Happy Thanksgiving! Today we are so very grateful for your support over the past year and cannot wait to share the Museum with the world next year!
The latest Read the Revolution is out and just in time for your Thanksgiving feast!

Learn more about the history of the American culinary tradition in this food history titled, A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America by James E. McWilliams.

A Revolution in Eating | Museum of the American Revolution

We invited the AP to the Museum for an insiders glimpse as we unpack our collection and continue construction on the core exhibit. Get a look at some of the more interesting objects in our collection like the "Success to Boston" ceramic mug that still smells a bit like rum and sugar!

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Get a glimpse into the creative process and learn about some of the special design features of our new Museum in this video from the building architects–Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

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Be one of the first to see the Museum of the American Revolution before we open! Become a Founding Member today and receive an exclusive invitation to our Members-only Preview weekend–April 15-16, 2017.

Join today! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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150 days and counting...!

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Wonder if the person that purchased this First Class lottery ticket, issued by the Continental Congress on Nov. 18, 1776, took home some Continentals (dollars)?

Notice how the ticket is torn on the left...each ticket had a matching stub that would align with the tear to prevent counterfeit tickets.
George Washington’s blue silk sash, featured in Smithsonian Magazine, became one of the earliest symbols of the United States. So how did such an important object go missing for centuries?

Dr. Philip Mead, the Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, rediscovered the sash - hidden in plain sight in Harvard University's collections. Mead's work explores the mystery of its...
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The Strange Case of George Washington’s Disappearing Sash

#ICYMI! Watch and learn more about Conserving George Washington's Headquarters Tent!

Part of DesignPhiladelphia 2016, this panel discussion featured our Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming Dr. R. Scott Stephenson; textile conservator Virginia Whelan; and Alex Stadel, a structural engineer from Keast & Hood . This group of professionals collaborated across disciplines...
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Conserving George Washington's Headquarters Tent

In honor of Veterans Day, here is a first look at some of the Veterans of the Revolutionary War featured in our core exhibition. While these photographs were taken well into the 19th century, many of these men were present at some of the most important battles of the war.

Photos: A rare view of Revolutionary War veterans