In late 2016 Pennsylvania Firebacks was commissioned by The Museum of the American Revolution to travel to The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to make a reproduction of their 1778 Liberty Or Death Fireback.
Artist J. Del Conner made a rubber mold of this historic fireback in Winston-Salem under the watchful eye of the museum’s curator. Capturing every minuet detail of the original fireback in the mold, this was then used to make the pattern used in casting the iron reproduction. With its opening on April 19, 2017, The Museum of the American Revolution is the first museum dedicated to telling the entire story of this struggle and features many important original artifacts with interactive displays that connect visitors to the historic events of our nations founding.
Mounted with the compelling story of the making of the Liberty Or Death Fireback in 1778, the reproduction made by Pennsylvania Firebacks is today one of the “Please Touch” exhibits in Philadelphia’s newest museum.
Also on display in the Museum of the American Revolution is Pennsylvania Firebacks reproduction of the Eagle and Shield Fireback from the Winterthur Museum collection in Delaware.
Pennsylvania Fireback is proud to have our works featured in the exhibits of The Museum of the American Revolution and hope you will plan a visit to this exciting addition to Historic Philadelphia.