Contrary to the secondary headline and text in the April 16 Museums article “A revolutionary collection,” the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is not “the first museum devoted to the country’s earliest years.” That distinction belongs to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The Virginia museum had a soft opening last year and officially opened last month. Yorktown’s $50 million museum covers the breadth of the war so well that, ironically, it nearly overlooks the 1781 Battle of the Capes. The French success over the British ensured the American victory and independence.
Bill O’Donovan, Williamsburg, Va.