New Book on the American Revolution to be Published on October 3

This narrative history of the American War for Independence argues that the American Revolution is the central event in the history of the United States—the turning point between our colonial origins and our national experience. The richly illustrated hardcover book is meant for anyone wishing to understand our national origins, and is also appropriate for teachers and secondary classrooms. Freedom will be released on October 3, published under the auspices of the American Revolution Institute. Order your copy today!


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Upcoming Lunch Bite - Statues of Nathan Hale

Join us on Friday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET, for a Lunch Bite object talk featuring the Institute’s deputy director and curator, Emily Parsons, discussing three statues from our collections depicting Nathan Hale, the schoolteacher-turned officer-turned spy hanged by the British in New York in 1776.


Affairs of State

Affairs of State chronicles the intersection of diplomacy and entertaining through nearly 120 years of diplomatic, patriotic, philanthropic and cultural events held at Anderson House, a uniquely sought-after destination in the nation’s capital for heads of state, government officials, diplomats and society leaders wanting a place to form relationships, consider challenges and share common values.

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Traveling Trunk Lessons

The curriculum that accompanies our traveling trunks is now available to educators anytime as part of our online suite of classroom resources. Explore lessons about diversity in the Continental Army, George Washington’s challenges as commander in chief, baron von Steuben’s “Blue Book,” America’s first purple heart and more.