Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh, a social gathering with dancing and storytelling. Join the dance masters of “In Good Company” and Timoney Irish Dancers to watch (and try!) 18th-century Irish social dances. In Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, listen to poetry readings from famous Irish poets. In the Cross Keys Café, try samples of Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Old Fashioned cocktail, sip on winter warmers and enjoy Happy Hour specials.
Tap into your subconscious and reveal your nightmares as we explore the connection between art and affliction. Watch a special performance of Irish officer Richard St. George as he relives his time fighting in the American war and its Irish aftermath. Review “all the gory details” of a gruesome and risky surgery and its connections to Richard St. George in a joint presentation with the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Museum of the American Revolution.
…and celebrate Philly Cider Week!
Kickoff Philly Cider Week with a special cider cocktail competition! Select local restaurants will revive 18th-century cider “cocktails” using the base of delicious Frecon Farms Cider. Guests will have the chance to vote on whose cider pour was the most hardcore.
Tap into your subconscious and reveal your nightmares as we explore the connection between art and affliction. Watch a special performance of Irish officer Richard St. George as he relives his time fighting in the American war and its Irish aftermath.
A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump (Smithsonian Books, September 2019)
Lonnie G. Bunch III will discuss the dynamic process it took to open the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September 2016, in lively conversation with Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President & CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution. This evening program includes an opportunity to purchase a book signed by the author.
Lonnie G. Bunch III is the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Tickets are $10 for students with valid ID.
CollegeFest is quickly approaching, and we’re beyond excited! On Saturday, September 7 experience your BEST five hours in Philly. This year, we’ll have the biggest festival yet in Dilworth Park, featuring exhibitors with prizes and giveaways, pop-up performances, outdoor games, and so much more
CollegeFest is all about introducing you to your extended campus, the city of Philadelphia, so in addition to the huge party at Dilworth Park, we’re also partnering with museums and attractions all over Philly that you’ll get to discover for FREE. That’s right! If you’re a current college student, register today for Express Check-In so you can skip the line at Dilworth Park (next to City Hall) on September 7, grab your wristband and check out these attractions for F-R-E-E! Continue reading “CollegeFest: FREE Philly Museums on September 7!”
We’ve all read about the American Revolution in history books and know the story, for the most part – how a ragtag team of soldiers was able to defeat a global superpower leading to the birth of America. However, after visiting one of Philly’s newest museums, the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City (3rd and Chestnut), I’ve realized that there is a huge difference between reading these facts in a history book and experiencing them firsthand.
As part of my internship on the Student Engagement team with Campus Philly, I had the pleasure of visiting the museum and it was absolutely incredible. I started my visit by watching a short film about the Revolutionary War and how this act of defiance against the British instilled a long standing value of activism in American culture. Continue reading “Celebrate Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution”