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Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum and learn about the diverse women that played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. Join the Museum onsite and online to explore the stories of the Baroness von Riedesel, Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), camp followers, and more. Plus, pick up a free carnation on Sunday, May 8, courtesy of the Museum to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary mother figure in your life.

Special Exhibit: Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Onsite & Online | Daily
Throughout Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, learn more about the roles women played in the war effort, including through paintings featuring Mary Hays, who served with her husband's cannon crew at the Battle of Monmouth and whose story inspired the legend of "Molly Pitcher;" Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), who fought alongside the militia of Tryon County, New York, at the Battle of Oriskany; and a German woman camp follower during the Saratoga Campaign based on an eyewitness description by Bostonian Hannah Winthrop.

Revolution Place: Create Your Own Mother’s Day Card
Onsite (lower level) & Online | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Need a card for the revolutionary mother figure in your life? In our Revolution Place discovery center, create a Mother’s Day card inspired by the art of paper cutting, “scherenschnitte,” brought to American by German immigrants. You can also make a card at home by following the Museum’s how-to instructions.

In-Gallery Talks: The Baroness von Riedesel
Onsite | Daily

Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk to learn the fascinating but little-known story of the Baroness von Riedesel, who crossed the Atlantic with her three young children to follow Hessian troops, including her husband who commanded Brunswick forces with the British army. She became an American prisoner-of-war and left behind a diary of her experiences, providing a unique perspective on the war beyond the well-known stories taught in school.

In-Gallery Talks: Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together)
Onsite | Daily

Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk to learn how Oneida women, like Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), played a key role in their nation’s decision to ally themselves with the American Revolutionaries. Explore more about Native American matriarchal societies and the story of Two Kettles Together, who participated in the violent Battle of Oriskany during the Saratoga Campaign.

Discovery Cart: Camp Followers
Onsite & Online | Daily

During the Revolutionary War, women and children traveled with both the British and Revolutionary armies. Whether part of a soldier’s family or not, they served vital roles, including as laundresses and food vendors. Meet a Museum educator to view replica objects and learn more about these “forgotten revolutionaries.”

Find a Perfect Mother’s Day Gift
Onsite & Online | Daily
Find one-of-a-kind gifts at the Museum shop onsite or online. From a mug bearing Abigail Adams’s call to “Remember the Ladies” and Martha Washington's cacao tea to Cokie Roberts’s Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence, there’s something for everyone.

Treat Mom to Brunch
217-219 Chestnut St.
Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Chef Jose Garces’ flagship restaurant Amada, located directly across Chestnut Street from the Museum. Bring your Museum ticket stub to get 10 percent off of all food orders, including a special Mother’s Day Brunch prix fixe menu from 12-3 p.m. or dinner from 4-9 p.m., featuring a modern spin on Spanish tapas. Be sure to make reservations in advance to guarantee a table. 

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Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 16, 2021 - September 5, 2022
Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War immersed visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life.
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Forgotten Revolutionaries: Camp Followers Discovery Cart

Learn about the women and children who served vital roles while traveling with both the British and Revolutionary armies during the Revolutionary War.
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Revolutionary Do-It-Yourself Mother's Day Card Craft

Celebrate the Revolutionary mother figure in your life this Mother's Day with a do-it-yourself Mother's Day card using a centuries-old paper cutting art form.
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