Veterans Day Weekend at the MuseumNovember 11-15, 2020
This Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum will honor America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today, and will explore their stories through onsite and virtual programming. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
Joseph Plumb Martin Performance
Wednesday & Friday-Sunday
On Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, meet Joseph Plumb Martin, a young Continental soldier, as he concludes his Revolutionary War service and considers what’s next in a captivating one-man theatrical performance.
10-Minute Gallery Talks
Join an educator for 10-minute pop-up talks exploring the stories of specific veterans through themed Gallery programs.
Commemorative Ribbon Craft
Design your own commemorative ribbon, inspired by silk ribbons given to Revolutionary War veterans, with a special take-and-make activity for families.
Explore When Women Lost the Vote
Don’t miss our new special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, which explores the little-known story of women and free people of color voting in Revolutionary-era New Jersey. The exhibition is integrated within the Museum’s core exhibition and connected with an audio tour. Activity-packed, printed (and downloadable) Family Guides are available to help all ages explore the exhibit. Be sure to cast a ballot at our voting selfie station and pose for a photo to get an “I Vote” sticker just days before the real presidential election.
Read the Revolution Speaker Series with LTC Seanegan Sculley
On Nov. 12, 2020 at 6 p.m., Lieutenant Colonel Seanegan P. Sculley will kick off a new season of the Museum’s signature Read the Revolution Speaker Series with an interactive virtual event. Sculley will offer insights into the key challenges faced by General George Washington and will discuss how American colonial ideals shaped command, discipline, and honor in the U.S. Armed Forces. The talk is based on his book, Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (Westholme Publishing, 2019). Following a special interactive presentation, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, Museum President & CEO, will facilitate a live Q&A with the virtual audience. View the event to learn more and purchase tickets.
Explore More Online
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 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. Be sure to share your work on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag @AmRevMuseum.
Tour 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.