Classes on the American Revolution
Dive deeper into the nation's founding with AmRev Seminar classes or learn the tricks of 18th-century trades through hands-on exploration of the work of Revolutionary-era artisans and craftspeople with Artisan Workshops.
AmRev Seminars & Artisan Workshops
Learn more about online classes offered by the Museum, including five-week AmRev Seminar courses and hands-on Artisan Workshops.
Learn about the compelling stories, diverse people, and complex events of the Revolutionary era that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion through five-week AmRev Seminar classes led by Dr. Tyler Putman, Senior Manager of Gallery Interpretation.
Participants in these virtual courses will need access to Zoom meeting software, an internet connection, microphone, and webcam, and will receive complementary readings and resources. Sessions will be recorded for the benefit of participants who miss a session due to a conflict.
Upcoming AmRev Seminars:
January 2024 - The American Revolution 101
March 2024 - Everyday Life in the Revolutionary Era
Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century apparel and what it reveals about the American Revolution. Learn traditional skills and working with your hands, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum as inspiration for your own creations. Then, create your own replica. Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while you develop your craft.
Workshops are taught by the Museum’s knowledgeable team of educators and makers, who have years of experience studying and recreating historical objects. Our workshops are suitable for everyone including seasoned makers and new artisans. All materials are provided for all of our workshops.
Upcoming Artisan Workshops:
January 2024 - Pockets
February 2024 - Aprons
March 2024 - Samplers
Upcoming AmRev Seminars
Join us for an upcoming five-week AmRev Seminar course in early 2024.
AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution 101January 4, 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2024, (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
AmRev Seminar: Everyday Life in the Revolutionary EraMarch 7, 14, 21, 28, & April 4, 2024, (five weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Upcoming Artisan Workshops
Join us for an upcoming three-week Artisan Workshop in early 2024.