The Museum of the American Revolution with Michael Quinn

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm
The Society of the Four Arts

In an era of cell phones, virtual reality, and instant photos, how do you make the founding exciting? The Museum of the American Revolution opened in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017, and is already hailed as a groundbreaking re-formulation of a history museum. This illustrated talk focuses on ten extraordinary artifacts, including George Washington’s War Tent, a private’s canteen, a teapot, and a broadside of the Declaration of Independence. It explores the innovative techniques, cutting-edge technologies and tried-and-true storytelling that the Museum has used to give them voice. The powerful public response to the Museum is demonstrating that the life-and-death struggle and transformative ideas of the Revolution can be made relevant in today’s modern world. Michael Quinn joined the Museum of the American Revolution as president and CEO in April 2012. Since then, he has raised more than $150 million from donors across the nation, managed the construction of a new 120,000 square-foot museum facility on budget and on schedule, and opened the Museum on April 19, 2017 to national media attention. Since opening, the Museum has drawn tens of thousands of visitors and accolades for its innovative, engaging presentation of the Revolution. Quinn also served for 12 years as head of James Madison’s Montpelier, raising over $90 million to restore the home and establish a vibrant educational center on American constitutional theory. Previously, Mr. Quinn served as deputy director at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from Yale University, and a M.B.A from George Mason University. This lecture complements The Founders and Us series.

Purchase Tickets Tickets: $10 Reservations Required Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program. Four Arts members must make reservations to programs, even if they are admitted at no charge. Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-02-21 14:00:00 2018-02-21 17:00:00 America/New_York The Museum of the American Revolution with Michael Quinn The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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