History after Hours: Tricked Out

October 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

$10 for non-members | Free for Members 

Design tricks and spy tactics: More is more in this after-dark celebration of costumes and finery, trickery and deception during the Revolutionary War. 

Join Professor Jay Duckworth, Props Designer at The Public Theater / Shakespeare in the Park NYC for a discussion about the challenges he and his props team took on to create a new country in the New World for Hamilton: An American Musical when it premiered at The Public Theater in 2015.

Making History: Presentation and Demonstration
6:00 pm 

From Rochambeau’s hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks using a drill press, to a live flame on stage in the song “Burn.” Making History will have you looking at everything you touch in a wonderful new way. Following the talk, Professor Duckworth will lead the audience in making wax seals to take home.

Cider Tasting
5-6 pm, 7-8 pm
Cross Keys Café 

As a kick off to Cider Week, the Pennsylvania Cider Guild will showcase a “history of cider” in the America’s in Cross Keys Café. Pennsylvania Cider Producers will be on hand showcasing their use of the apple and why it is re-emerging as one of the United States premier beverage, just like it was in colonial times. 

Happy Hour in the Cross Keys cafe will feature drink specials.