Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2020 - 12:00 am to May 25, 2020 - 11:45 pm
Online (@amrevmuseum)

This Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum will pay tribute – virtually – to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. 

Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m.
Through a special video presentation with Associate Curator Matthew Skic, learn about memorialization in the Museum’s galleries through the stories of Revolutionary soldiers and officers such as Polish cavalryman Casimir Pulaski, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, and Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who was killed in action. Tune in on Facebook on Saturday, 

Sunday, May 24
Kids are encouraged to download, print, and color a coloring page from the Museum with a special message of gratitude for service members. The coloring page, which will be posted on Facebook on Sunday, May 24, features Washington’s Standard, the flag that marked General George Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, which is in the Museum’s collection. Instructions for mailing the picture – or other cards and letters – to service members are available here.

Monday, May 25
Follow the Museum’s how-to instructions to create your own commemorative ribbon craft, based on silk ribbons given to Revolutionary War veterans. The craft will be posted on our website and Facebook on Monday, May 25. Be sure to share your work on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter and tag @AmRevMuseum.

Learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at Independence National Historical Park’s Washington Square – located just two blocks from the Museum – where thousands of Revolutionary soldiers lie buried in a mass grave. An illustrated blog post will be posted on our website and Facebook on Monday, May 25 at 1 p.m.

Explore the Museum’s Virtual Museum Tour and Virtual Field Trip anytime to learn the stories of the diverse range of people who served and sacrificed during the American Revolution.

Memorial Day Weekend with the Museum is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal