“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”

– George Washington


The work of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is vital to achieving broad popular and scholarly understanding and appreciation of the American Revolution and its legacy. Our goals are as important as they are ambitious:

  • to reform history education, ensuring that the story of our Revolution, the constructive accomplishments of the revolutionaries and the legacy of the Revolution are widely recognized;
  • to protect our Revolutionary heritage, including the books, manuscripts, art and artifacts of the Revolution, as well as the remaining battlefields of our War for Independence, encouraging the study, exhibition, interpretation and enjoyment of these treasures as means to inspire millions of Americans about our national origins; and
  • to advocate for the memory, ideals and legacy of the American Revolution.


We need your support in order to reach these goals. Your donations generate the resources we need to grow and innovate, year after year. Gifts of any size make an impact and are deeply appreciated. A contribution to the American Revolution Institute is a lasting investment and is 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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