HSAD 335 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Museum Of The American Revolution, Farjana, Phillis Wheatley
DepartmentHealth Services Administration
Course CodeHSAD 335
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Professor Dr. Stephen F. Gambescia
04 April 2018
The Museum Of The American Revolution
The Museum of American Revolution was a fascinating place to visit. It is a placed filled
with an impressive collection of several thousand objects, printed works, works of art, and
manuscripts from the period of the American Revolution. There were many different parts of the
museum that fascinated me including the Washington war tent. These artifact collections began
more than a century ago. It first started with a minister in Valley Forge who raised funds to
purchase the Washington war tent.
There were several artifacts in the museum that spoke to me, among them was the Washington
war tent. This is a very popular artifact at the museum. This tent was used by George
Washington as his command center during the American Revolution. This tent was preserved by
generations of the Custis and Lee families after the deaths of George and Martha Washington.
Later it was purchased by Reverend W. Herbert Burk in 1909. From my point of view this
artifact express fraternity. It was an item that was used when a group of people came together to
fulfill a specific goal specifically for the American revolution. This is an important aspect of the
American Revolution because it was used as a command center during the American Revolution.
Another artifact that displayed fraternity was the British Gorget. This is a silver gorget that was
made in England in 1775-1776. Many of the time this was worn by the European regiments as an
identity. This express fraternity because this was used by people with similar interest and motive.
The elements of the corps also served in many campaigns of the American Revolution.
The second artifact that spoke to me was the French presentation sword from the period
of the American Revolution. This sword has been engraved with the inscription “Ex Dono
Regis” on its gilded blade. The inscription means “Given by the King”. This sword is overlaid in
gold with the royal arms of France. Its framed in scrollwork reliefs, of birds and beasts engaged
in combat. This artifact expresses individualism because this sword was given to specific people
who displayed bravery. This sword was also an indication of a man’s status or an officer’s rank
as well as an accomplishment in fencing,
The third artifact was the Lafayette Parade Banner. The banner was used to welcome the
Marquis de Lafayette on his return from his military service in the cause of American
Independence. Marquis de Lafayette led troops alongside George Washington in the American
Revolution. He fought in several crucial battles. The Lafayette Parade Banner was carried
through the city’s streets by the “Victuallers of Philadelphia”. This banner not only celebrated
the return of Marquis de Lafayette but it also displays liberty that Marquis de Lafayette helped in
achieving. Another artifact that expresses liberty was the Success of Boston Mug. This mug was
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