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A painted silk parade banner featuring a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

Join fellow Francophiles for a festive happy hour soirée hosted by Museum Associate Curator of Exhibition Content and Research James Taub, who will connect French history to the American Revolution in a special interactive presentation at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. While exploring stories from the Champs-Élysées to Chestnut Street, Bordeaux to Brandywine, Lafayette to L’Enfant, and more, enjoy a special “French 1775” cocktail at a cash bar and exclusive evening access to the Museum’s special exhibit Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent.

The Alliance Française de Philadelphie and The Consule Honoraire de France à Philadelphie et Delaware will also join the Museum to highlight the ongoing diplomatic relationship between France and Philadelphia with activities in the Museum’s first-floor rotunda prior to a viewing of Washington’s War Tent at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Alan B. Miller Theater.

Museum Members at the Young Friends, Young Friends Ambassador, and Museum Circle levels and above will receive a complimentary drink ticket to use at the cash bar upon arrival. To learn more about membership, please contact Membership Manager Emily Grenier at [email protected]. The purchase of an event ticket is considered a donation in support of the Museum’s educational programs.

Event Schedule
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Witness to Revolution exhibit access plus activities in the Museum Rotunda and cash bar with drink specials and refreshments in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café
6-6:30 p.m. – French History Happy Hour Presentation by James Taub
7-7:15 p.m. – Washington’s War Tent in the Museum’s Alan B. Miller Theater

This event is presented with thanks to The Alliance Française de Philadelphie, The Consule Honoraire de France à Philadelphie et Delaware, and The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

Now Open Through January 5, 2025
Witness to Revolution, now open through Jan. 5, 2025, brings to life the journey of George Washington’s tent from the Revolutionary War to an enduring symbol of the American republic.
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Lafayette Parade Banner

This silk banner was carried through the streets of Philadelphia in celebration of Marquis de Lafayette returning to the scene of his military service.
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