Living History Demonstrations
Dive deeper into Revolutionary era living history with Artisan Field Trips, Meet the Revolution! interviews, cooking demos, and more.
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 Gunmaker Mitch Yates
Artisan Field Trip with Costume Maker Jana Violante
Artisan Field Trip with Joiner Brian McDonald
Artisan Field Trip with Shoemaker Shaun Pekar
Artisan Field Trip with Bookbinder Paul McClintock
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 inspired by Joseph Plumb Martin's Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier published in 1830.