Calling all history buffs! You'll be excited to know that a new museum is now under development in Kentucky devoted to the American Revolution.

The Sons of the American Revolution

Did you know that the national headquarters for the Sons of the American Revolution is based in Louisville, KY? I would have thought it would be in Philadelphia or Boston or Washington D.C., but nope! The office and enormous library of more than 50,000 books and artifacts is actually downtown in the 'Ville on West Main Street.  Todd Bale, executive director of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution said in an interview with WDRB, "It's right here, accessible to 80% of U.S. population that can drive within 500 miles."

The SAR Education Center and Museum

The proposed museum will house "high-tech interactive displays, an educational center, a theatre and more" including rotating historical artifacts, dioramas, and a document signed by George Washington from 1776.  The goal is to ensure current and future generations can learn about essential American history, the fight for independence, and the founding of the United States of America.

There will also be resources for visitors to learn more about their own genealogy and see how their lineage may trace back to the Revolutionary War. Some of the other interactive features are a printing press, exploring spy techniques, and

When Will the SAR Education Center and Museum Open?

The completion date for this project is set for July 2026. Just in time to welcome visitors to celebrate the 250th American Independence Day. Here is a sneak peek of what the SAR Education Center and Museum will look like.

As you can see, the planning for this museum has been many years of hard work. It looks like it will be on par with exhibits you can see at the Smithsonian. If you want to learn more about the project or see how you can support the Sons of the Revolution and their endeavors to preserve and share American history, check out their website here. 

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