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    Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

    Museum of The American Revolution

    Where:
    101 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    When:

    Saturday September 28th 2019 to Tuesday March 17th 2020

    • Sundays

      10am to 5pm

    • Mondays

      10am to 5pm

    • Tuesdays

      10am to 5pm

    • Wednesdays

      10am to 5pm

    • Thursdays

      10am to 5pm

    • Fridays

      10am to 5pm

    • Saturdays

      10am to 5pm

    SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Open September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020

    What can a life tell us about an era?

    Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798. The art he created and commissioned visualizes a unique perspective of the physical and emotional costs of these revolutionary moments.

    In 1776, Richard St. George joined the British Army and donned a red coat to fight against the American “rebels.” Along the way, he made sketches, published cartoons, and commissioned portraits and paintings to document his experiences and emotions. In 1798, he stood in opposition to the growing Irish Revolution and was killed by his tenants.

    As a result of new discoveries made by the Museum’s curators, the art and artifacts from St. George’s life and death will be reunited in Philadelphia from across the globe.

    Accessibility Information

    TICKETS
    Free - $25
    CONTACT
    215-253-6731

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