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Bus Trip – The Cost of Revolution


November 2, 2019
4:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Swetland Homestead
885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644 United States
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Cost of Revolution

The Luzerne County Historical Society is offering a one-day bus trip to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The trip includes round-trip coach transportation, admission to the museum’s core exhibits and its special exhibition, “Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier,” and a lunch and learn program with boxed lunch and program, “Making the Museum.”

“Cost of Revolution” follows the untold story of Richard St. George, an Irish soldier and artist, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798. Art and artifacts from St. George’s life and death will be reunited from across the globe, one of the largest collections of objects from Ireland’s 18th-century revolutionary history ever displayed in Pennsylvania.

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Exhibitions and programs bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage visitors in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The “lunch and learn” includes a 30-minute program on “Making the Museum,” highlighting key artifacts and revealing how things work behind the scenes at the Museum. The program will be accompanied by an elegant boxed lunch (participants will be able to choose from several salad and sandwich options).

Cost per person is $85 for members and $100 for non-members. The bus will leave from the Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA, at 8 a.m. Expected return is by 6:00 p.m. Reservations and nonrefundable payment are required by October 17, 2019. To reserve, please call 570-823-622 ext. 1 or email info@luzernehistory.org.