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Join the Museum for a weeklong Independence Day celebration with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance. Explore what freedom means to you and consider how you are carrying forward the Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality. 

In-Gallery Talks: Declaration of Independence
Onsite | TBA
Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk in the Museum’s Declaration of Independence gallery to explore more about what the "promise of equality" meant for all people.

First-Person Theatrical Performance: Meet Elizabeth Freeman
Onsite & Online | Daily

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won. "Meet Elizabeth Freeman" stars Tiffany Bacon as Elizabeth Freeman and was written by Teresa Miller. Note: In-person performances will be offered public safety permitting.

Contactless Discovery Cart: Soldier’s Pack
Onsite | Daily
Meet a Museum educator and view replica objects to learn more about what Continental Army soldiers would carry in their knapsack, such as a fire-starting kit and a 18th-century whirligig.

Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit
Onsite | Daily

The Museum’s summer exhibit will showcase dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the union. The exhibit will trace the evolution of the American flag by featuring an example of each iteration as new states were added.

True Colours Flag Project on Display
Onsite | Daily

The Museum will fly handmade replicas of enormous flags flown by privateers and navy ships at sea during the Revolutionary era on our outdoor Plaza as part of our True Colours Flag Project. Explore the work of women like Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross, Rebecca Flower Young, and other Philadelphia seamstresses who supported the Revolutionary War, and learn how 18th-century sailing vessels utilized a variety of flags to allow them to safely pass through enemy waters.

Add to our Ribbon Flag!
Onsite | Daily
What does freedom mean to you? How will you be the revolution and advance the promise of liberty and equality for all? Write your answer on a ribbon before tying your ribbon to our huge ribbon flag display! Don’t forget to snap a pic with your ribbon and share it with us on social media @amrevmuseum using #HowRevolutionary.

Little Liberty Storytime
Onsite | Daily

Circle up and join Museum staff for a family-friendly storytime reading about declaring independence from the British and the ongoing revolution.

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Flags and Founding Documents Exhibit
 

Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12, 2021 - September 6, 2021
The Museum's upcoming summer 2021 exhibit will showcase dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the union.
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"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won, produced in conjunction with our special exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote.
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Virtual Museum Tour

Explore the Museum of the American Revolution’s Virtual Museum Tour to immerse yourself in the history of the nation's founding through 360-degree panoramic images, high-resolution images of objects and artifacts, and a guided audio tour.
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