Live coverage as Philadelphia's newest museum opens at Third and Chestnut Streets.
After more than a century of effort, the museum finally opens in Philadelphia.
The new $120 million Museum of the American Revolution, opening April 19 at Third and Chestnut Streets, is devoted to the nation’s birth – in both war and ideas – and aims to be an expansive, immersive, and thought-provoking experience.
The making of the $120 million Museum of the American Revolution took far longer than the conflict it commemorates, and it's centered on a collection of artifacts assembled a century ago.
The Museum of the American Revolution notes the importance of a free press and shows how the disparate people of colonial America came to take up arms against the British crown.
Philadelphia's hidden gem Fort Mifflin should be at the top of your list of Revolution-era sites in the region, along with Brandywine Battlefield, Cliveden Mansion, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and Washington Crossing Historic Park. And, of course, Independence Hall.
Finishing touches are being made to Philadelphia's newest museum, which opens its doors on April 19.
At some point during the decade-long process of creating this progressive little museum, the goals of its historian-curators and its architects diverged in a big way.
Phillis Wheatley, America's first African American poet, was famous in her day but enslaved. The museum has a signed copy of the young prodigy's first book - published in London in 1773.
Repurposing fabric was commonplace in colonial times, but the story behind this adorable baby gear is better than most.
But Gen. Hugh Mercer's weapon was no match for the enemy's bayonets at the Battle of Princeton.
“He’s prone to say yes and he has a wonderful interest in history and the growth of America.”
It's common to see symbols stamped onto fabrics from the 1700s But no one can place where this particular one might have come from.