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Join us for an interactive History Explorer Meet-Up on Saturday, April 8, to learn that life as a privateer, or legal pirate, was as much about luck as it was about skill. Join Museum educators as you step into the shoes of a privateer like James Forten to gain the knowledge you’ll need to survive at sea. Make choices and test your luck to see if you capture the prize or end up captured yourself.

Kids are invited to take the lead in this interactive, hands-on program, which runs for about 20 minutes and takes place in the Museum's Robert A. M. Stern Rotunda during one day of the Museum's Sail into Spring Weekends programming. This History Explorer Meet-Up is great for kids 7-11 but open to kids of any age!

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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia

February 11 - November 26, 2023
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia explored the story of James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to later become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War.
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History Explorers

As a History Explorer, meet with Museum staff and special guests to play games, make art, hear stories, solve riddles, and explore the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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Sail into Spring Weekends at the Museum

Saturdays & Sundays in April
Join the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays throughout April to explore life at sea during the Revolutionary War with a new special exhibit, family-friendly crafts and activities, and more.
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