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Virtual Programs for Adult Learners

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Contact groups@amrevmusem.org or 267-579-3623 to book your virtual program today!

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VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR

60 minutes - $150 per session

Join a museum educator for a guided, virtual walk-through of the Museum’s core galleries. Learn how soldiers, women, African Americans, Native Americans, children, and others experienced the tumultuous events of the Revolution through the stories and objects they left behind.

Deborah Sampson gown
Courtesy of Historic New England. Gift of Ann B. Gilbert, Carol Bostock Kraner, Susan Goldstone and Louise Bostock Lehman Sonneborn in memory of Beatrice Weeks Bostock, 1998.5875

WHEN WOMEN LOST THE VOTE VIRTUAL TALK

60 minutes - $150 per session

Join a Museum Educator for an exciting look at the Museum’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a tour of the virtual exhibition as well as a Q&A session.

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VIRTUAL TALKS

45 minutes - $75 per session

Join a museum educator for a 30-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, designed to take place through a video call. Choose from six exciting topics that will pique your audience’s interest in the Revolutionary Era. See below for program topics and descriptions.

Program Topics:

In 2014, ahead of the Museum of the American Revolution’s construction, a team of archaeologists discovered remarkable artifacts from the people who once lived on the block the Museum now occupies. Investigate the neighborhood’s trash piles, buried for over 200 years, to understand what they add to ongoing research about the people who called this neighborhood home during the Revolution.

Eighteenth-century Philadelphia was a complex place where global trade brought new goods and new ideas to the people who became revolutionaries. Follow one artifact — a punchbowl uncovered in an archaeological dig on site of the Museum of the American Revolution — on a virtual tour of the city, and find yourself in market stalls, coffeehouses, illegal taverns, churches, and the halls of government.

The Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds. Thousands of women chose sides and contributed to the American Revolution. They made supplies for the armies, managed and defended their households, and challenged the old political order. What do their individual experiences, documented in travel diaries, memoirs, court records, and commonplace objects tell us about their experiences, the War, and its legacy?

The Revolutionary War has begun and the Continental Army needs supplies! But who will make the firearms, flags and weapons required to fight the British? Philadelphia was a hub of military production. Workshops and army supply centers filled the neighborhood where the Museum is today. Discover the challenges and successes of artisans like Thomas Palmer, Jacob Eckfelt, and Rebecca Flower Young, who made the war materiel that led to victory.

Military families have always played an important role in supporting those fighting on the front lines. During the Revolutionary War, they raised children, worked with the armies on campaign, held down the home-front, made supplies, and raised funds. Explore the stories of the women and children who supported the military on and off the battlefield and learn how their experiences compare to military families today.

The Museum of the American Revolution opened in 2017, but it has a history that reaches back over a century. Where did our collection come from? How did an Episcopal minister in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, acquire Washington’s war tent, and what did that acquisition have to do with the American Civil War? How did our Museum end up in downtown Philadelphia? What new discoveries have we made from recent acquisitions? This presentation highlights key artifacts and reveals how things work behind-the-scenes at the Museum.

Virtual Programs for Students and Youth

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Contact groups@amrevmusem.org or 267-579-3623 to book your virtual program today!

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THROUGH THEIR EYES VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR

45 minutes - $100 for up to 35 participants (additional sessions $65 per session)

Students/youth are invited to take a live tour of our Virtual Museum, using the stories and experiences of real people of the Revolutionary Era to make personal connections to major events and smaller moments of the American Revolution. Along the way, they’ll tackle key questions about the Revolution and about the world today.

Howard Pyle engraving
Collection of Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder

WHEN WOMEN LOST THE VOTE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

45 minutes –  $100 for up to 35 participants (additional sessions $65 per session)

Few people know that for about 30 years during the Revolutionary Era, certain women and free people of African descent had the right to vote in New Jersey. In this live session with a Museum Educator, students/youth will use resources from the Museum’s online exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote, to explore this revolutionary moment in time and what it can tell us about the importance of suffrage — and its protection — today.

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VIRTUAL THEMED EXPERIENCES

45 minutes –  $100 for up to 35 participants (additional sessions $65 per session)

Book these engaging live sessions with a member of our Education team to supplement your virtual Through Their Eyes experience, or as stand-alone programs. Students/youth will go beyond the galleries to get a new take on the work of museums and the people and events of the American Revolution.

Program Topics:

Recommended for grades 4-12

Historians use objects, documents, and contextual knowledge to build an understanding of the past. In this experience, students will do the same, using their powers of observation and critical thinking skills to explore what objects and documents can tell us about the past.

Recommended for grades 9-12

After two paintings by Italian artist Xavier della Gatta were found to show remarkably accurate depictions of the Battles of Paoli and Germantown — battles the artist had not participated in, in a land he had never visited — historians were left with a mystery: How did he know so much about what had happened? It took the work of multiple historians over 60 years to find an answer. Can your students find one in 60 minutes? As students examine clues from 18th-century artwork and documents, they also will explore the challenges and opportunities of being a soldier — and a survivor — of the Revolutionary War.

Virtual Professional Development Sessions

Pricing varies, please contact groups@amrevmusem.org or 267-579-3623 to learn more.

In these live 90-minute sessions with a member of the Education team, educators will dig deep into specific content areas to enrich their teaching of the Revolutionary Era utilizing our Virtual Museum, Multimedia Timeline, and Collections Highlights. All sessions provide resources for further exploration and suggestions for immediate classroom use.

Topics:

  • Signs and Symbols of the American Revolution
  • African Americans in the American Revolution
  • Making the Revolution Relevant
  • Seeing the Other Side: Understanding Loyalist Perspectives
  • Women’s Suffrage in the Revolutionary Era: A Lens on the Past and Present