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America’s Revolution: Rebels with a Cause at the Museum of Idaho

Posted On
Jun 14, 2016
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The Museum of Idaho’s (MOI) newest exhibition, America’s Revolution: Rebels with a Cause, is now open and it runs through November 26. Enter the Museum of Idaho to experience the year 1776 when a group of American rebels joined ranks and declared our sovereignty from the world’s most powerful nation.

Travel back in time to the foundation of the United States of America, when a group of men and women fought for the right to self-govern. Examine the letters they wrote and experience how their ideas came together to form the Declaration of Independence.

George Washington, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock—you know the names from history books and classrooms. At the MOI you will see artifacts from our Founding Fathers, some of which have never been exhibited in public and may never be displayed again.

This exhibition is the product of two years of scouring the nation for collectors willing to share their treasures and it is the greatest collection of Revolutionary War artifacts west of the Mississippi. Experience these artifacts that personalize and humanize the men and women who fought the King--and Won!

The MOI will be showcasing weapons that were the personal possessions of men such as John Stark who declared, “Live Free or Die!” and a decorative pair of Hessian dueling pistols that were taken after the battle of Trenton. Visitors will see personal item such as a Simon Ross’ powder horn that has an etching of his hometown, Lancaster county, there is no doubt that each time he filled his musket, he remember exactly why he was fighting.

Take a break from the politics that are a part of election season, and get in touch with the Patriotism that fueled the birth of our great nation.

Admission is $9 adult, 8senior (65+), $7 youth (4-17), $30 family and $25 on Family night (Mondays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.). The MOI is open Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed on Sunday.



About the Museum of Idaho:

The MOI is a non-profit organization and the Intermountain West’s premier museum in bringing exceptional exhibits to our region. The MOI is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the sciences, the humanities, and the natural and cultural history while also providing new experiences and unique educational opportunities.

The museum is located at 200 N. Eastern Avenue in Idaho Falls. For more information visit our website at www.museumofidaho.org, or contact Deborah Chessey at 208-522-1400 ext 3012 [email protected]