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A costumed living history interpreter demonstrates sewing a sail.

Join several historical tradespeople at the Museum on Saturday, May 20, to do hands-on crafts and activities, see demonstrations of 18th-century skills and trades, and meet the people who made the Revolution in 1770s Philadelphia. 

In the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, immerse yourself in a recreation of Forten's sail loft where costumed living historians will be patterning and sewing sailcloth. Throughout the Museum, other interpreters will demonstrate the work of contractors and soldiers in Benjamin Flower's Regiment of Artillery Artificers as they roll cartridges, mend uniforms, feed the army, and more.

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Living History Demonstrations

Dive deeper into Revolutionary era living history with Artisan Field Trips, Meet the Revolution interviews, cooking demos, and more.
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President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson (left) leads a question and answer session with Rhonda Brace (center, speaking) and scholar Kari Winter.

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Browse all upcoming in-person and virtual lectures, tours, performances, and family-friendly events hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution.
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