Museum of the American Revolution

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The Constitution Center: The Museum No One Cares About

When was the last time you were excited about the Constitution Center — the 160,000-square-foot behemoth of a tourist attraction on Independence Mall? We asked […]

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What the Museum of the American Revolution Gets Wrong — and Right

Some of the criticisms leveled at the city’s new Museum of the American Revolution have been architectural. The red-brick Georgian building at 3rd and Chestnut […]

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The Know-It-All Guide: The Museum of the American Revolution

This month, Philly gets some more cultural bragging rights as the Museum of the American Revolution opens its doors at 3rd and Chestnut (grand opening […]

Rebecca Yamin displays blue and white bowl from the 1760s
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This Punch Bowl Tells the Story of Old Philadelphia

Rebecca Yamin first stepped onto the future site of the Museum of the American Revolution, at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets, in July […]

Archaeologists excavate a privy in Old City
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Archaeologists Find Thousands of Artifacts in Old Philly Toilets

Workers excavating at the site of the future Museum of the American Revolution over the past few years found quite a few historical artifacts in […]

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Opening Date for Museum of the American Revolution Set

The Museum of the American Revolution has an opening date. Yesterday the museum, located at 3rd and Chestnut streets, announced it will open on April […]

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Drink Like an 18th Century Philadelphian at the Philadelphia History Museum

Have you ever caught yourself sitting in an old tavern thinking about how the wonderful concept of taverns came to be? Well, tomorrow night from 5:30 p.m. […]

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Sign a 40-Foot Beam at the Museum of the American Revolution “Topping Off” Ceremony

Leave your mark on history at the Museum of American Revolution’s “topping off” ceremony, which marks reaching the literal highest point in the structure’s construction process. […]

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Morning Headlines: Museum of the American Revolution Breaks Ground

It’s expected to open sometime in late 2016, but construction of the Museum of the American Revolution will soon be underway. In fact, the Inquirer’s Stephan […]

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Architype: A Stern Rejection

I’ m starting to think that Robert A.M. Stern is the Robert De Niro of architecture, and not just because the two New Yorkers have […]

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Popkin on New MAR Design: Still Mired in Conservatism

We asked architecture critic Nathaniel Popkin to comment on the redesign of the American Museum of the Revolution that was approved yesterday by the Philadelphia […]

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Inquirer Marvels Over the MAR’s New Design

Robert A.M. Stern turned in what many considered a subpar design for the Museum of the American Revolution. The building’s cupola, especially, was a subject […]

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Morning Headlines: Art Commission Approves Stern Redesign of Museum of American Revolution

It’s not set in stone, but the redesign of the Museum of the American Revolution has received approval from Philadelphia’s Art Commission, which sent Robert […]

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A Declaration of Independence From Robert Stern Architecture

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin, who recently published an Inquirer piece about Robert A.M. Stern’s unappealing design for the Museum of the American Revolution (rendering […]

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The Museum of the American Revolution May Need Another Once-Over

Designing Philadelphia’s newest museum has proven to be quite a process. Last month, for example, architect Robert A.M. Stern presented renderings of the Museum of […]