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Recent Essays and Press Releases
The American Revolution Institute Acquires Samuel F. B. Morse’s Thomas Pinckney Portrait
December 2, 2019
The Institute is proud to annouce the recent acquisition of Samuel F. B. Morse’s ca. 1818 portrait of Major General Thomas Pinckney of South Carolina (1750-1828).
The Improbable Victory that Made Us a Nation
June 28, 2019
American Revolution Institute Executive Director Jack D. Warren, Jr., addressed a crowd gathered near the Sergeant Jasper statue at White Point Garden in Charleston, South Carolina, to commemorate Carolina Day, the anniversary of the American victory at Sullivan’s Island in 1776—an improbable victory that inspired a nation.
Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America
March 18, 2019
The special exhibition, Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America, on view from April 5 through October 27, 2019, explores how the king’s officers understood and remembered the American Revolution and their role in the achievement of American independence.
Eric Hinderaker Wins the Society of the Cincinnati Prize for Boston’s Massacre
December 5, 2018
The Institute honors the author of a new book that changes the way we think about one of the iconic events of the American Revolution.
November 4, 2018
What is the meaning of Washington & Lee University’s decision to remove a portrait of George Washington in uniform from a place of honor?
The Promise of Yorktown
October 19, 2018
Society of the Cincinnati President General Jonathan Woods addressed a large crowd in Yorktown, Virginia, to commemorate the 237th anniversary of the allied victory that secured American independence. “What about the millions of Americans,” he asked, “who don’t understand and appreciate the American Revolution and the brave men who won our independence?”
A Rite of Fall
October 11, 2018
A new poll demonstrates how little Americans know about their history—and challenges us to work harder to reform history education.
Original Alexander Hamilton Artifacts and Documents Featured in a New Exhibition
March 2, 2018
Rare original artifacts and documents from the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most important—and now perhaps the most popular—of America’s founding fathers, will be on display in a new exhibition in Washington, D.C.
Lost Portrait of a French—and Spanish—Hero of the American Revolution Rediscovered and on Display in the United States for the First Time
January 26, 2018
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is pleased to announce the discovery of a unique portrait of a French general—Claude-Anne de Rouvroy, marquis de Saint-Simon-Montbléru—who was instrumental in winning the final great battle of the Revolutionary War.
Why We Honor George Washington
September 27, 2017
At a moment when many Americans are asking why we honor historical figures with monuments and memorials, we remind our fellow citizens why George Washington is worthy of everlasting remembrance.