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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Now Open: Witness to Revolution Exhibit

Open Daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our newest special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent, brings to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved George Washington’s tent and fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic.

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    May 25
    A Museum educator dressed in 18th century clothing shows visitors the Museum's handsewn silk replica of Washington's Standard flag.

    Memorial Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

    May 25-27, 2024
    Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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    Jun 02
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    Member Morning: Revolutionary Fashion Talk

    June 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
    Museum Members are invited to a special 45-minute talk to learn about 18th-century fashion for men, women, and children during the Revolutionary era.
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    Jun 06
    Read the Revolution event graphic featuring author John McCurdy's headshot photograph to the right and book covers for his books Vicious and Moral as well as Quarters to the left.

    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with John Gilbert McCurdy

    June 6, 2024, from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Author and historian Dr. John Gilbert McCurdy joins the Museum for a special presentation exploring surprising truths about LGBTQ+ history in early America to launch his latest book, Vicious and Immoral: Homosexuality, the American Revolution, and the Trials of Robert Newburgh.
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    Jun 09
    A mother holding her young daughter view Washington's camp bed on display in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

    Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

    June 9, 2024, from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Experience the Museum galleries in a calm, crowd-free environment featuring sound and lighting adjustments, limited crowds, no films, and other accommodations geared toward audiences with sensory sensitivities.
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    Jun 11
    Textile conservator Virginia Whelan works sitting at a table on conserving a portion of George Washington's Revolutionary War tent.

    Collections Society Tour & Reception: Witness to Revolution with Textile Conservator Virginia J. Whelan

    June 11, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Collections Society members are invited to a special evening at the Museum to meet textile conservator Virginia J. Whelan for a private tour and discussion with Museum Curator of Exhibitions Matthew Skic.
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    Jun 14
    Image looking up the grand staircase at the replica flags created for the True Colours Flag Project around the railings with vistors walking up and down the stairs.

    Flag Day & Father's Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

    June 14-16, 2024
    Join the Museum over Flag Day and Father's Day weekend to learn about flags of “all kinds of colours” from the Revolutionary era with activities and in-gallery talks for the whole family.
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    Jun 19
    A Museum visitor listens to the Witness to Revolution exhibit audio tour in front of a large image of Selina Gray.

    Juneteenth 2024 at the Museum

    June 19, 2024
    Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.
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    Jun 22
    Artist John Wind who is wearing a black jacket, dark jeans, and glasses, works on one of his Whiskey Rebellion decanters in the Museum's collections workroom.

    John Y. Wind Artist Talks & Philadelphia Freedom Band Performance

    June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join the Museum for a special musical performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band and artist talks in conjunction with Whiskey Rebellion, a special installation by contemporary artist John Y. Wind.
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    Jun 29
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    Fourth of July Week 2024 at the Museum

    June 29 - July 4, 2024
    Join the Museum in historic Philadelphia for Independence Day with special activities, costumed interpretation, and crafts for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance over Fourth of July week.
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