This unique traveling exhibit of 42 Revolutionary War illustrations from the private collection of Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl is now over. Check back for future exhibition sites and dates.
Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution
, was displayed at Morristown National Historical Park, Washington's Headquarters Museum in Morristown, NJ in summer 2014. Prior to that, it was at Valley Forge National Historical Park, in the Visitors Center. Plans are being made to bring the exhibit to other Revolutionary War park sites in the Northeast.
In the 19th century, a visual record of the Revolutionary War was created by artists whose drawings and paintings appeared in numerous publications, including periodicals, books and newspapers. Those illustrations served as both a form of entertainment and education to the general public who viewed them. Today, they continue to teach us not only about the history of our country, but also about the methods by which people and events of the Revolutionary Era were visually portrayed.
Click here to view sampling of images from the exhibit.Click here to purchase a copy of the exhibit catalog which includes 20 images and details about the artists.Read about the exhibit in the Valley Forge Convention and Visitor Bureau blog.See the Morning Call article and video on the exhibit