American Revolution Center Announces Site in Historic Philadelphia for Nation's First Museum Commemorating American Revolution

Site Secured Through Historic Land Exchange

Sep 12, 2010, 00:05 ET from The American Revolution Center

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Revolution Center (Center) has secured a site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in historic Philadelphia to build the nation's first museum dedicated to telling the entire story of The American Revolution. Located just steps from Independence Hall, the First Bank of the United States and Carpenter's Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the museum will house the Center's distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution. The site was acquired through a land exchange with the National Park Service. The American Revolution Center exchanged its 78 acres in Valley Forge for the site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.

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A ceremony, attended by over 200 cultural, educational, and civic leaders, was held today to commemorate the historic exchange. Participating in the ceremony were Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis R. Reidenbach, American Revolution Center Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest and Center President and CEO Bruce Cole.

About The American Revolution Center

The American Revolution Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the public in the history and enduring legacy of the American Revolution. The Center owns a distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts, and is working to establish a living memorial to the American Revolution—The Museum of the American Revolution.  For more information, please visit or call toll free, 877-740-1776.

SOURCE The American Revolution Center