Past Exhibitions

Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution

Alexander Hamilton arrived in America in 1772 at the age of fifteen—a poor, self-taught, ambitious immigrant from the West Indies. He settled in New York City in the midst of the colonial crisis, when oppressive taxes and other

Boom! Artillery in the American Revolution

To win their independence, Americans had to create an effective artillery service able to challenge the British on the battlefield. They had to secure cannon barrels, gun carriages, limbers, ammunition wagons and a wide array of other specialized equipment. They

The Adventurous Life of Isabel Anderson

Philanthropist. War nurse. Political commentator. World traveler. Patriot. Author. Arts patron. Isabel Anderson filled her life—spanning the centennial of the American Revolution and World War II—with pursuits that both fulfilled and challenged the expectations for a woman of

Faces of Revolution: Portraits from the War for Independence

For many of the men who fought for American independence, the Revolutionary War was the defining experience of their lives. They paid artists to paint their portraits, identifying themselves for posterity as participants in the cause that established their nation

Remembering the Revolutionaries

Leaders of the Revolutionary War were the national heroes of the early republic. Soldiers of the war cherished memories of serving with George Washington. They delighted in sharing stories of fighting under Nathanael Greene or Francis Marion. They revered the

The American Revolution at Sea

The War of the American Revolution was conducted mainly at sea and its outcome was ultimately determined by naval power.

The war involved the two greatest naval powers in the world—Britain and France—in a maritime conflict of unprecedented