The new galleries engage visitors in the tumult, drama and promise of the American Revolution through firsthand encounters with objects made and used by people of the period and an array of sensory experiences – re-created immersive environments, dioramas, interactive exhibits, video presentations and an experiential theater.
Five major themes are presented: • “The British Empire and America” examines the geography, demography, culture and economy of America prior to the Revolution and the political relationship with Britain.
The street vendors won’t take no for an answer; if you don’t buy anything they will keep persisting, if you i Phone Snatchers I was filming Fisto with his i Phone as he walked fearless through a sea of passing motorbikes (this is the only way to cross a street in Saigon) when a motorbike drove right by me; and his random Vietnamese passenger tried to grab the i Phone from my hands as I was filming.
Luckily I have ninja-like reflexes and managed to hold on to it or Fisto would have lost his 2nd i Phone in a week.
Catch “Liberty Fever” – the museum’s award-winning introductory film – shown every 30 minutes throughout the day in the theater.