Museum of American Revolution Receives $8 Million for Theater

Museum of American Revolution Receives $8 Million for Theater

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia has announced an $8 million gift from board member Alan B. Miller and his wife, Jill.

With the gift, the museum, which opened its doors last April, has raised $173 million — well above its $150 million campaign goal. In recognition of the  gift, the museum's theater, which features General George Washington's war tent, one of the most iconic surviving artifacts from the Revolutionary War, will be named the Alan B. Miller Theater.

"Washington's war tent is the heart and soul of this museum and we couldn't be more delighted to recognize Alan by naming the tent's state-of-the-art home in his honor," said Michael Quinn, president and CEO of the museum. "The tent has already survived several centuries as a witness to the establishment of our nation, and Alan and Jill's incredible generosity will help ensure that it survives — and is celebrated — for many more."

"I've always been an admirer of George Washington," said Alan B. Miller, chair and CEO of Universal Health Services. "Washington exemplified the highest ideals of leadership in the Revolution — his unyielding determination, his resilience, his devotion to his soldiers, and his intuitive grasp of strategy and the core values of America are awe-inspiring. To be associated with the most important symbol of his leadership — the tent that was his headquarters — is a privilege. I'm delighted to be able to support the museum in this way."

(Photo credit: Museum of the American Revolution)