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Rediscover the Revolution this Fall

Labor Day through Thanksgiving

From Labor Day through Thanksgiving, the Museum's brand-new special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, along with special events offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution's ongoing relevance.

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    Oct 23
    Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

    History Explorers Club: Who Wears What: Picking Uniforms in the Revolutionary War

    October 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Learn about the Revolutionary War wardrobe of uniforms, hats, dresses, and accessories to discover what you might have worn during the American Revolution at our family-friendly October History Explorers Club.
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    Oct 26
    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

    October 26, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Dr. Gordon S. Wood joins the Museum for a hybrid onsite and online event as part of our 2021-22 Read the Revolution Speaker Series with a discussion on his new book, Power and Liberty.
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    Oct 27
    An actor depicting James Forten. He has a rope and is wearing a hat. He is glancing away from the camera

    James Forten: Growing up in the Revolution

    October 27, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
    What was it like to grow up during the Revolution? Join Museum educators as we discover the story of young revolutionary James Forten and how he – and other children and teens – experienced this turbulent time.
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    Oct 30
    MoAR Carved Pumpkins

    Halloween Weekend with the Museum

    October 30-31, 2021
    This Halloween weekend, join the Museum for family-friendly frights and fun, including turnip-carving demos, Revolutionary jack-o-lantern stencils, and more.
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    Nov 05
    Occuppied Philadelphia Redcoat

    An Evening with Occupied Philadelphia: His Royal Majesty’s Quizzo and Lantern Tour

    November 5 from 5:30-8 p.m.
    Young Friends and Museum Circle members are invited to join for a festive evening to kick off Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual living history weekend that recreates Philadelphia’s occupation by British troops in 1777-78 with neighborhood walking tours and family-friendly activities.
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    Nov 06
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    Occupied Philadelphia 2021

    November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Join us as we recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual flagship living history event.
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    Nov 06
    This image shows two adolescent males, in military costume, enjoying a digital feature in Revolution Place.

    History Explorers Club Live: Occupied Philadelphia

    November 6, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    In this family-friendly event geared toward kids ages 6-11, take a walk through Philadelphia under British authority, meeting British soldiers and everyday residents, and getting a hands-on glimpse into life in British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777-78.
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    Nov 11
    Guests with masks enjoy the images of Revolutionary War veterans.

    Veterans Day Weekend with the Museum

    November 11-14, 2021
    This Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend, join the Museum onsite and online in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today.
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    Nov 11
    Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
    Brave Men as Ever Fought, painted by Don Troiani, 2020.

    AmRev Presents: A Veterans Day Premiere of "Meet James Forten"

    November 11, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Experience the premiere of the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," and hear from the playwright, actor, and the Museum about how the performance was made.
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    Nov 20
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    History Explorers Club: Evacuation Day

    November 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Learn how people of Revolutionary America celebrated Evacuation Day every Nov. 25, the day that the British Army officially left New York City, at our family-friendly November History Explorers Club.
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