American Revolution Museum
Tour of the Museum of the American Revolution Museum
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
2:00 to 3:30 PM
Friends of Penn’s Village will visit one of Philadelphia’s newest historical gems with Peggy Duckett, a member of Penn's Village and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution. Museum highlights include:
- An introductory film highlighting the drama and reality of the Revolutionary War
- High tech media, engaging films, digital interactives, and hands-on experiences
- Authentic objects that include manuscripts, artwork, weaponry, and personal diaries
- Personal stories of America’s founding generation including craftsmen, laborers, seamen, farmers, African Americans, women and Native People
- Immersive environments where visitors stand beneath Boston’s Liberty Tree and read broadsides decrying British tyranny, witness the historic debate among the Oneida people in their decision to join the American Cause, climb aboard a privateer ship and experience the war at sea and enter the Battlefield Theater where the front line of war is brought to life.
Peggy chaired the Bicentennial Exhibition of the U.S. Constitution, receiving the Bicentennial Award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was on the founding Board for the National Constitution Center. Appointed to the National Council for the Humanities she served for 13 years, the longest term of service in the National Endowment for the Humanities. In Philadelphia she has worked on many Boards especially in Museums, historic houses and education.
The Museum is located at 101 South Third Street and is handicapped accessible. The admission fee is $17 for seniors and $19 for other adults, payable at the event. Tickets can also be purchased on line. Reservations are required since capacity is limited. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215 925 7333.