American Revolution Association was envisioned and birthed by David Paul Reuwer, who co-founded the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution (SCAR) in 2004 with Charles B. Baxley. It has evolved from their keen interest to place the action on the ground. Incorporated on July 11, 2008, American Revolution Association (ARA) is an eleemosynary, nonprofit corporation (South Carolina) organized into five departments: 1) communication & publication; 2) membership & development; 3) preservation; 4) education; and 5) accoutrements & marketing. ARA's quality watchwords are scholarship, fellowship and fun for all of its activities including its magazine. American Revolution Association has staked its claim to connect and support the un-networked Revolutionary constituencies across the country and throughout the world. Two powerful lights show ARA the way: the compelling stories of enough good men and women who back then bought us our Liberty at the price of their lives and fortunes are one light. They demand that we tell it how it actually was. The other light, equally illuminating, is made up of you, and each of you, our friends who picked up the call to arms. You freely pick up pen, paper, gifts, and computer; gas and gusto; camera and conviction; mind and material; and your own special perspective and projects. We unabashedly proclaim that because of you ARA lives and breathes. Our sum of colleagues, collaborators and friends is greater than the parts.
The magazine American Revolution (inaugural issue) was launched in January, 2009 and the second issued in May, 2009. 5000 copies are distributed, subscribed and marketed in over 40 states and in England. Geographically and substantively diverse editorial advisors have committed their perspectives and passions to American Revolution's success. It continually attracts historians and hobbyists alike from such divergent constituencies as: scholars, preservationists, authors, teachers, reenactors, archaeologists, gamers, miniaturists, site supervisors, tourists, heritage and fraternal organizations, users of metal detectors, and patriots.