PHILADELPHIA (WHTM) – In 1776, this nation did not yet have the stars and stripes.
Today, this nation still does not have a museum dedicated to the Revolutionary War. That will change next year in Philadelphia.
The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the dramatic story of our nation’s founding through immersive gallery experience, object theaters and recreated historical scenes.
“The American Revolution is the most important event in American history. It created the United States, it installed the American culture values like equality and the welfare of ordinary people, and that’s an idea that transformed the world and continues to transform the world. And yet ironically there isn’t a museum of national significance that really tells that story,” Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming, Scott Stephenson, said.
The museum is located just two blocks from Independence Hall.
The opening will be April 19, which is the anniversary of the opening battles in 1775 between British troops and American colonists in Lexington and Concord.