Living History Demonstrations
Dive deeper into Revolutionary era living history with Artisan Field Trips, Meet the Revolution interviews, cooking demos, and more.
We are grateful to Dick and Sally Brickman for their generous support of our living history programs.
Artisan Field Trips
In the 1700s, young people served seven-year apprenticeships to learn skilled trades. Just like today, people had specialized jobs. The Museum's Artisan Field Trips feature video interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts.
Artisan Field Trip with Stationer Ben Bartgis
Artisan Field Trip with Blacksmith Aislinn Lewis
Artisan Field Trip with Milliner Kirsten Hammerstrom
Artisan Field Trip with Gunmaker Mitch Yates
Artisan Field Trip with Bookbinder Paul McClintock
Artisan Field Trip with Shoemaker Shaun Pekar
Artisan Field Trip with Joiner Brian McDonald
Artisan Field Trip with Costume Maker Jana Violante
Meet the Revolution
Meet the Revolution is an ongoing series of costumed living history programs that explore the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era.
Meet the Revolution: Noah Lewis
Meet the Revolution: Kalela Williams
Freedom on the Horizon Performance
"Freedom on the Horizon" Performed by Nastassia Parker
Actress and historical interpreter Nastassia Parker portrays Ona Judge, an enslaved woman who ran away from George and Martha Washington’s household in Philadelphia, in a 20-minute, one-woman theatrical piece, “Freedom on the Horizon.”
Living History at Home Cooking Demonstrations
What were the Continental soldiers eating while on campaign during the Revolutionary War? The Museum's Living History at Home cooking demonstrations take you through making foods of the Revolutionary era.
Living History at Home: Making Posset
The Museum's Tyler Putman and Mark Turdo mix up a festive drink, show examples of posset cups found in an archaeological dig at the site of the Museum, and talk about the history of the drink.