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Concord Bridge The Nineteenth of April, 1775 painting by Don Troiani in the Museum's Liberty exhibit.
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Join the Museum onsite and online to commemorate the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson later called it, that ignited the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. More than 240 years later, on April 19, 2017, the Museum officially opened its doors to the public and has since welcomed more than a million visitors to experience the tumult and transformation of the Revolutionary era. Join us as we celebrate our fifth anniversary!

AmRev Quizzo: Fifth Anniversary Edition!
Online (Pay What You Wish) | April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join us online for a lively game of history Quizzo in celebration of the Museum’s fifth anniversary! From fun facts to name-that-artifact, test your knowledge of Revolutionary history with four live rounds of trivia. Each household that registers for this event will name their team and play to win the night’s prizes. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Special Exhibition: Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Onsite (Patriots Gallery) & Online | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Museum's special exhibition, now open through Sept. 5, 2022, immerses visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani, including “Lexington Common, April 19, 1775” and “Concord Bridge, The Nineteenth of April, 1775.” Liberty is now available as a virtual tour where you can immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the art and artifacts, and a guided audio tour.

USCIS Naturalization Ceremony
Onsite (Liberty Hall) | April 19, 10 a.m.

Welcome dozens of new American citizens from across the globe during a naturalization ceremony hosted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Museum's Liberty Hall. 

Celebratory Selfie Station & Giveaway
Onsite (Lobby) | Daily

Stop at a selfie station in the Museum lobby to take a celebratory fifth anniversary photo! Share your selfie along with a memory of the Museum with us on social media @amrevmuseum for the chance to win a Museum giveaway.

Craft: Make Your Own Birthday Helmet
Onsite (Revolution Place) | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Help us celebrate our birthday by creating your own birthday hat, modeled after the distinctive helmets Hessian soldiers wore. Decorate it with your own style and flair to help us celebrate turning five!

In-Gallery Talk: Battles of Lexington and Concord
Onsite | Daily

Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk to learn more about the “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Mass., in our gallery featuring objects from the battle, including an original beam from the Old North Bridge, as well as a newly installed powder horn, which has a hole in it matching the size of a British musket ball; a sword; and a hatband.

Case Study: Witnesses of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”
Online | Anytime

Dive deeper into the Museum’s gallery focusing on the “shot heard ‘round the world” with an online “case” study examining several objects that witnessed the battles.

Reading List: Shot Heard 'Round the World
Online | Anytime

Commemorate the anniversary of "the shot heard 'round the world" with five suggested books from our Read the Revolution series.

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Celebrating Five Years of Making History

The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia celebrates its five-year anniversary in April 2022.
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Spring Break at the Museum

April 9-24, 2022
Explore life on land and at sea during the Revolutionary War throughout Spring Break at the Museum with family-friendly crafts, in-gallery talks, and stories to learn more about the lives of soldiers and privateers.
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Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

Final Weeks: Closing September 5, 2022
The Museum's special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, immerses 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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