The Museum is Temporarily Closed Due to Covid-19

The Museum of the American Revolution is now temporarily closed to the public through Jan. 1, 2021, in accordance with new guidelines released by the City of Philadelphia. All scheduled onsite programs and events during that time will be cancelled or postponed. The Museum will reopen when City restrictions are lifted.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our visitors, staff, and community and will continue to follow guidance from public health authorities. For updates, visit our health and safety protocols page on our website.

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President and CEO, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, was just announced as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs. Additionally, the Business Journal has honored AmRev’s Chief Operating Officer, ZeeAnn Mason, as a 2020 Woman of Distinction.

The Women of Distinction list will run in Friday’s print edition, and the Most Admired CEOs will be featured on December 11. The Museum is one of only three organizations – and the only not-for-profit – represented on both lists. And these honors join numerous awards the Museum received in 2020 for its special exhibits and educational programs, including three from PA Museums and one from the American Association of State and Local History.

As part of their Veterans Day Weekend celebration sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, Museum admission will be free this Wednesday through Sunday for those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star families. Join them at the Museum, or enjoy digital resources like their 360-degree virtual tour. Check out Thursday’s Read the Revolution Speaker Series virtual event sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.

 

WSFS Bank Accepting Nonperishable Food Donations at Banking Locations for Fall Food Drive

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the holiday season approaches, WSFS Bank is encouraging its Associates, Customers and Communities to search their hearts, and their pantries, to donate nonperishable food items to provide meals to the food-insecure. WSFS banking locations in the state of Delaware; Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania; and Camdenand Burlington counties in New Jersey will be designated as convenient Community food deposit centers as part of the Bank’s annual Fall/Winter Food Drive.

The pandemic has exacerbated the need for food for many, with more than 54 million people estimated to be food insecure in 2020, according to Feeding America. The nationwide trend is no less concerning in our region, where the 2020 projected food insecurity rate in Delaware (17.8%) exceeds the nationwide projection (16.7%), with Pennsylvania (15.9%) and New Jersey (13.5%) not far behind.

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