Museum News: February 2017

 

Museum News: February 2017
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 22!

In honor of George Washington's 285th birthday, we are happy to announce that general admission tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution will go on sale Wednesday, February 22! Be sure to check out our new website for information about buying tickets, planning your visit, and more!
 
To celebrate the launch of our ticket sales, we are throwing a birthday party for George Washington at the Museum on February 22. We invite you to buy tickets on site at the Museum from 10am-Noon, get a sneak peek of the Museum's first floor, and eat birthday cake with George Washington! 
 
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 10am-12pm
Where: Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
Exhibit Update: General George Washington's Headquarters Tent
 
We recently installed one of our most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the field tent used as General George Washington's wartime headquarters. Where Washington strategized, wrote dispatches, and made key decisions that would change the course of history.

The process to conserve and display this three-dimensional textile has been one of the most complex and complicated preservation projects in generations, involving structural engineers, historians, tailors, conservationists, curators and others over the course of several years.
 
Visitors to the Museum will conclude their core exhibition experience in Washington's Tent Theater, an innovative, multi-layered, mixed media presentation in a dedicated 100-seat theater.

Read more about George Washington's Headquarters Tent in this New York Times article: "Where George Washington Slept (Perhaps Not Well)"

Become a Founding Member! 
 
Museum Members receive free general admission all year, discounts at the Museum store and cafe, plus invitations to lectures, programs, and much more! 

Limited Time Benefit: Founding Members will be invited to a special Members-Only Preview Weekend April 15-16, 2017 . You'll be among the first people in the world to see the amazing collection of precious artifacts from our country's founding, immerse yourself in theaters that make you feel the fight for liberty in your bones, and discover unknown aspects of America's fight for independence.
 

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