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Museum of the American Revolution

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New James Forten Exhibit Brings the Black Founding Father to Life

James Forten was nine years old when the Declaration of Independence was read aloud just blocks from his house. He was born free in 1766, […]

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Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

For many months during COVID, it was tough to rely on the restaurant industry for income, as countless articles and TV news segments have documented. […]

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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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American Flags Were Works of Art — Until Government Got Involved

Did you know that there is an entire section of United States federal law dedicated to what one can and cannot do to the American […]

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This Philly Museum is Now Open for Weddings — And It’s Perfect for History Lovers

If you and your beau are history buffs, or if you’ve always envisioned your wedding taking place in a grand space, you might want to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]