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Stars and stripes, parades and fireworks: what did American independence look like to people who witnessed the Revolutionary War and Civil War? Join staff from the Museum and the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, online for a lively history quizzo competition! 

Host & Special Guests:

Meg Bowersox (Host)
Visitor Engagement Supervisor, Museum of the American Revolution

Dr. Christopher Graham 
Curator of Exhibitions, American Civil War Museum

Michael Idriss
African American Interpretive Fellow, Museum of the American Revolution

Dr. Tyler Putman
Gallery Interpretation Manager, Museum of the American Revolution

Joseph S. H. Rogers
Education Programs Manager, American Civil War Museum

From fun facts to name-that-artifact and history at the movies, we will present four live rounds of lightning talks with fast-paced trivia using Mentimeter, a free platform accessed at in any Internet browser. Each household that registers for this event will be able to name their team and play to win the night’s prize. All instructions will be provided live during this Zoom Webinar event.

This event is part of the Museums' weeklong observance of Independence Day, featuring special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.

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