Illuminating the Neighborhood: Winter Break at the Museum

December 31, 2017 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Free with Museum admission

During Winter Break, explore the stories of the people who lived right here at Third and Chestnut Streets during the Revolutionary era.

At 11 a.m. in Patriots Gallery, visitors can participate in a demonstration of activities that would have taken place in the Museum’s neighborhood during the 18th century. On Sunday, 12/31, join a conversation about how Charles Willson Peale illuminated Revolutionary Philadelphia with his ideas, inventions and “transparent scenes.”

At 2PM in Liberty Hall, uncover the “Mysteries of Feature 16,” in an illustrated talk about the archaeological site we uncovered before we built the Museum.

Throughout the day, visitors can pose for the perfect selfie in front of a Washington Crossing the Delaware backdrop and re-create their own passage with props.