Set to open on April 19 to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the "shot heard 'round the world," the Museum of the American Revolution has just exceeded its capital campaign after a multimillion-dollar gift by Comcast.
The Museum of the American Revolution, just weeks away from its grand debut, has generated $152 million for its capital campaign, exceeding its original goal of $150 million.
The museum announced on Wednesday that it's received a $2.5 million gift from Comcast NBCUniversal and the Aileen K. and Brian L. Roberts Foundation, made in honor of the museum's architect Robert A.M. Stern.
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The gift is shared equally between the Roberts’ Foundation and Comcast NBCUniversal.The museum’s fundraising efforts are ongoing, with many galleries still available to be named, according to officials. The campaign will formally close on Dec. 31, 2017.
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