Raise a glass to freedom and to one of America's founding fathers! The founder of our nation's financial system was born in Charlestown, the capital island of Nevis and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. There is some historical debate about whether he was born on January 11th 1755 or 1757. He went on to become of America's most influential statesmen, a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, and even introduced plans for the U.S. Mint.
A new special exhibition is opening this weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The exhibit is set to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of soldiers in both the American and Irish Revolutions through the artwork of artist Richard St. George.
September 17th is designated as Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on this day in 1787.
To help celebrate Constitution Day, teachers now have an interactive tool available to delve into the meaning and relevance of the U.S.Constitution. The Interactive Constitution app and online resource also includes a digital resource for compartive analysis of our rights to those of other nations.
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is stepping up to help prepare legal permanent residents, also known as green-card holders, for the naturalization test required for American citizenship.
Good news, constitution lovers! The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is set to open a new 3,000 square foot permanent exhibit titled "Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality".
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia offers a thoughtful look at the impact of the musical Hamilton in this review of a new book that delves into the topic.
In 2016, Hamilton: An American Musical took Broadway by storm and captivated the nation. Inspired by Chernow's 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, the musical went on to receive a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11 including Best New Musical.
And now, our students can learn more about the 18th century's most controversial founding father at the Museum of the American Revolution's newest exhibit “Hamilton was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.”
Interesting Fact: If you asked America's Founding Fathers what date America's "Independence Day" should be recognized on, you'd likely find their answers to vary. Here's why...
One of the newest and most popular attractions in Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the story of our nation’s founding. The Museum offers guided tours with trained educators who explain the challenges and ideals that were at the heart of the rebellion.
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