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Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum for the closing weekend of our Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today summer exhibit, the final weekend of the True Colours Flag Project display, family-friendly crafts and activities, and more. Children 12 years old and younger will receive free Museum admission throughout the holiday weekend (available for in-Museum purchase only).

Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Closing Weekend
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The exhibit showcases 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 traces the evolution of the American flag by featuring an example of each iteration as new states were added. By telling stories from the nation’s revolutionary roots to its continuing struggle over equal rights, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today encourages visitors to consider their role in the ongoing effort to fulfill the promise of the American Revolution.

True Colours Flag Project Final Weekend on Display
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Explore the work of Betsy Ross, Rebecca Flower Young, and other Philadelphia seamstresses who supported the Revolutionary War by making the large flags flown by privateers and navy ships at sea. Visitors can view massive recreated early flags from countries like the United States, France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, and more.

Meet the Revolution with Noah Lewis
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Noah Lewis will portray a Revolutionary soldier of African descent, Edward “Ned” Hector. Museum guests will meet Hector in the 1820s as a respected resident of Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania, as he fights to gain a pension for service in the war. Lewis will also discuss the skills and innovations of African American teamsters as well as everyday life in the 18th and early 19th centuries. 

Daily Crafts and Activities
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Design your own felt flag in Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today or join a Museum educator at a craft table and throughout the galleries for family-friendly activities, scavenger hunts, and more.

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Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12 - Sept. 6, 2021
The Museum's summer 2021 exhibit showcased 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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A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offered visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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True Colours Flag Project

Follow the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships at sea during the Revolutionary War with the Museum's True Colours Flag Project.
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