Now on View: Commodore John Barry’s Revolutionary War Sword
Commodore John Barry’s Revolutionary War sword, which was displayed in the Oval Office during John F. Kennedy’s presidency, is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution.
On loan to the Museum from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, the sword has returned to Philadelphia for the first time since 1939. The sword, which was unveiled at the Museum on Commodore Barry Day, Sept. 13, is on view beside the Museum’s recreated privateer sloop in the McCausland Foundation gallery that explores the “War at Sea” through July 2024.
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