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Neighborhood Walking Tours

Saturdays: Black Founders | Sundays: Revolutionary City

Join a Museum educator for an hour-and-a-half guided outdoor tour through the Museum's Old City neighborhood. Explore sites related to Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history on Saturdays at 2 p.m. or Revolutionary sites like Independence Hall and Cartpenters' Hall on Sundays at 2 p.m.

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    Jun 03
    A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

    Behind Black Founders: A Lunch & Learn for Museum Members

    June 3, 2023 from 12:30-3 p.m.
    Museum Members are invited to an exclusive Saturday afternoon lunch and learn with buffet lunch, refreshments, and two special talks inspired by Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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    Jun 06
    A Read the Revolution graphic features images of book covers for Liberty's Daughters and 1774 alongside author Mary Beth Norton's headshot.

    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Mary Beth Norton

    June 6, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Author and historian Dr. Mary Beth Norton joins the Museum for a special presentation titled, “Gender and American Resistance to British Authority, 1765-1775: A Reassessment,” as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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    Jun 14
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    Flag Day 2023 at the Museum

    June 14, 2023
    Join the Museum on Flag Day 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 16
    Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

    Black Founders Documentary Screening & Reception

    June 16, 2023 from 5:15-7 p.m.
    Be among the first to see the new 26-minute film “Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia,” presented by WHYY and the Museum.
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    Jun 17
    A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

    Juneteenth Weekend 2023 at the Museum

    June 17-19, 2023
    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 30
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    Fourth of July Weekend 2023 at the Museum

    June 30 - July 4, 2023
    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 weekend.
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    Jul 02
    A Museum educator leads a group of guests on a walking tour of the Museum's Old City neighborhood.

    Member Morning: Revolutionary City Walking Tour

    July 2, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
    Join fellow Museum Members on Sunday, July 2, to explore our Old City neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s on our Revolutionary City walking tour.
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    Jul 03
    A Costumed Living History Interpreter showing a young child a canteen over Labor Day Weekend

    History Explorer Meet-Up: Soldiers' Packs

    July 3, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Join us for an interactive History Explorer Meet-Up, for kids ages 7-11, where you’ll enlist in the Continental Army and try to decide what you’re going to take with you in your haversack.
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    Jul 08
    The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

    First Oval Office Project at Morristown National Historical Park

    July 8-9, 2023
    Join the Museum, Morristown National Historical Park, and the Washington Association of New Jersey at Washington's Headquarters to celebrate the Park's 90th Anniversary with our First Oval Office Project.
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    Jul 09
    Three children use replica tools in a recreated sail loft in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

    Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

    July 9, 2023 from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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