1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

The theme of the pavilion is "Great Moments of the American Revolution." The facade of the exhibition building forms a striking modern shadow box, which frames an outside projection screen for showings of a musical cartoon view of history. On display within the building are dioramas, large color transparencies and works of art.
* Admission: free.
A PARADE OF HEROES. "Cinema '76," a continuous 30-minute screen show, is seen from a viewing platform that holds 200 spectators. In cartoon and song, the show tells of Revolutionary War heroes, some known to all Americans, some obscure. Among them:
Sharpshooter Timothy ("Double-barreled") Murphy picked off a British general at the Battle of Saratoga.
Lady in uniform. Deborah Sampson, fought as a Continental soldier.
Mounted scout Allan McLane gathered intelligence and funneled British food into Patriot larders.
Marblehead fishermen, led by John Glover, successfully extricated Washington's defeated force by boat from the Battle of Long Island, and later rowed it to success at Trenton.
Able drillmaster General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who could swear in four languages, molded an army.
Commander in Chief George Washington.
BATTLES, MAPS AND PAINTINGS. A Continental soldier (the exhibitor's familiar trademark) stands inside the exhibit building in a color transparency of a painting by Tom Lovell. Dioramas show - among other things - the winter encampment at Valley Forge; the Battles of Bennington, Fort Moultrie and Long Island; and, on a simulated sea, Captain John Paul Jones's Bonhomme Richard, her guns blazing, fighting Serapis rail to rail, Also on the exhibit floor:
Patriotic paintings, commissioned by Continental Insurance over the years, are on display.
Transparencies detail some of the operations of The Continental Insurance Companies.
An illuminated map of the U.S. shows, by push button, facts and figures about the entire U.S. or any of the 50 states.


The American Revolution comes alive in a short musical cartoon, in dioramas and paintings, and in displays of arms and artifacts.

Outside the pavilion, a life-sized tableau of The Spirit of '76 is suspended before a huge flag. On both sides of the viewing platform fly 13 battle flags of the Revolution.

A PARADE OF HEROES. "Cinema '76" is screened continuously in a comfortable theater. Cartoons and songs tell of Revolutionary War heroes such as Henry Knox, Baron von Steuben, John Glover and his Marblehead fishermen (who saved George Washington's defeated force from Long Island and later rowed it to success at Trenton), and General Washington himself.
BATTLES AND PAINTINGS. Dioramas show the winter encampment at Valley Forge; the Battles of Bennington, Fort Moultrie and Long Island; and John Paul Jones's ship Bonhomme Richard fighting Serapis rail-to-rail. Patriotic paintings commissioned by Continental Insurance are also on display.
Admission: free.

Revised 3.02.07 / Revised 9.29.17


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