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September 04, 2018

The British Are Coming Back! Living History Event Recreates British Occupation of Philadelphia

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation during Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.

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August 07, 2018

The Soul of America: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham to Discuss New Book at Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 20

At a time when our nation seems more divided than ever, Pulitzer Prize-winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham offers a message of optimism: that America has been through worse and survived. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Meacham will discuss his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels (Random House, 2018), at the Museum of the American Revolution from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery.

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August 05, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Gerry Lenfest

As we mourn the loss of our Chairman Emeritus, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, we take heart in remembering the tremendous legacy he leaves behind. His impact on the quality of life in Philadelphia and our country can be measured not only by his extraordinary generosity, but by his inspired leadership. 

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August 07, 2018

Discover Regional Sites Where Revolutionary History Was Made, Aug. 21

Grab a cocktail and kick back for a Revolutionary Staycation right here at home – no passport or airfare necessary! Dozens of historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, August 21, from 5 – 8 p.m. for a Revolutionary Staycation-themed event, part of the Museum’s History After Hours series.

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July 10, 2018

Can You Dig It? “Trash Talk” Archaeology-Themed Event July 17, Part of Museum’s History After Hours Series

It’s been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and an upcoming event at the Museum of the American Revolution proves just how true that old adage can be. On Tuesday, July 17, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum will host “Trash Talk,” an archaeology-themed evening event that will explore the findings from the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to the building’s construction.

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June 30, 2018

Museum Asks Visitors How They Will #BeTheRevolution, Aims to Create Flag with 10,000 Personalized Ribbons by July 4

How will you protect your rights? How will you advance the common good? How will you #BeTheRevolution? The Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors and passersby to declare how they are carrying forward the American Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza from Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The goal is to collect 10,000 ribbons by July 4.

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June 29, 2018

Amends Made to Black World War II Veteran More Than 75 Years Later

In 1942, African American World War II veteran John Edward James, Jr. was denied his commission as second lieutenant because of the color of his skin. More than 75 years later, the government is finally making amends. On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2 p.m., James will officially receive his commission at a ceremony at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.

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