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Revolutionary City Walking Tour

Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.

Join an educator to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s. This one-hour guided tour covers about a mile and stops outside iconic sites including City Tavern, Independence Hall, and Carpenters Hall to discuss the experiences of everyday people in the Revolutionary era.

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    Jan 14
    Philly Jazz Project We Shall 2019

    Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2023 at the Museum

    January 14-16, 2023
    Honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over MLK Weekend at the Museum to discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution.
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    Jan 19
    Meet James Forten First-Person Theatrical Performance

    Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and Antebellum

    January 19, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
    Educators are invited to join this free virtual workshop as we welcome Julie Winch, acclaimed author of A Gentleman of Color, to explore the roots of the American abolition movement through the lens of Black Revolutionary James Forten and his family.
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    Jan 26
    Ricardo Herrera headshot to the left of the book cover for his book Feeding Washington's Army.

    Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Ricardo Herrera

    January 26, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
    Author and historian Dr. Ricardo A. Herrera will discuss his extensive new book on the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge titled, Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778.
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    Feb 10
    Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

    Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

    February 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Join us for the Members-only preview of our new exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public.
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    Feb 11
    Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

    Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

    February 11 & 12, 2023
    Join the Museum for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which will introduce visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War and the women's suffrage movement.
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    Feb 12
    A Costumed Living History Interpreter showing a young child a canteen over Labor Day Weekend

    Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

    February 12, 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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    Feb 22
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    A Women’s War: Teaching the Role of Women in the Revolutionary War

    February 22, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
    In this free virtual workshop, educators will use primary sources and Museum education tools to explore women's roles and experiences in the Revolutionary War.
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    Mar 02
    Image 092120 Revolutioanry Generation Photos Wall Veterans Of The American Revolution

    AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution After 1783

    March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
    In this interactive seminar, explore how the Revolutionary generation struggled in the years after the war ended to shape a new country through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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    Mar 08
    Mary Forten, daughter of James Forten, sewed this sampler.
    Courtesy of Marcus And Lorri Huey

    Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

    March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
    Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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    Apr 08
    A canvas ditty bag with a fid, sewing needles, and a thimble.

    Artisan Workshop: Make a Ditty Bag

    April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join us for this one-day, in-person workshop to learn “plain sewing” to create a Revolutionary sailor’s linen ditty bag, similar to a modern tote bag, inspired by original examples in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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