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Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

Opens on October 16, 2021

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New Special Exhibition Coming Soon

The Museum's upcoming special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, will immerse 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. The exhibit will also unveil Troiani’s latest canvas, a painting of the young African American sailor and Philadelphian James Forten witnessing Black and Native American troops in the ranks of the Continental Army as they march past Independence Hall on their way to Yorktown, Virginia.

About the Exhibit

Recently Unveiled: "Brave Men as Ever Fought" Painting

Historical artist Don Troiani's latest work was unveiled in September 2021 in a ceremony at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Members of the First Rhode Island Regiment of Foot living history group unveil "Brave Men as Ever Fought" painting.
Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling

"Brave Men as Ever Fought"

Troiani's painting, commissioned by the Museum, features a scene depicting a young James Forten witnessing Black and Native American troops marching past the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 1781. The painting will be on display in our upcoming special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, opening Oct. 16.

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Upcoming Fall Events at the Museum

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Sep 25
 

History Explorers Club: Pets of the Revolution

September 25, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the pets of the American Revolutionary era, including Benjamin Franklin's pet squirrel, at our family-friendly September History Explorers Club.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Holly Mayer September 2021
Sep 30
 

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Holly Mayer

September 30, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Holly A. Mayer joins the Museum for a hybrid onsite and online event to kick off our 2021-22 Read the Revolution Speaker Series with a discussion on her new book, Congress's Own.
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Oct 09
 

Indigenous Peoples Weekend with the Museum

October 9-11, 2021
Join us at the Museum and online to explore stories about Native Americans and the American Revolution, as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend.
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Exhibit Liberty Coming Soon
Oct 16
 

Opening Weekend of Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 16 & 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, displaying the research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.
Oct 23
 

History Explorers Club: Who Wears What: Picking Uniforms in the Revolutionary War

October 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the Revolutionary War wardrobe of uniforms, hats, dresses, and accessories to discover what you might have worn during the American Revolution at our family-friendly October History Explorers Club.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood
Oct 26
 

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

October 26, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Gordon S. Wood joins the Museum for a hybrid onsite and online event as part of our 2021-22 Read the Revolution Speaker Series with a discussion on his new book, Power and Liberty.
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Oct 29
 

Halloween Weekend with the Museum

October 29-31, 2021
This Halloween weekend, join the Museum for family-friendly frights and fun, including turnip-carving demos, Revolutionary jack-o-lantern stencils, and more.
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Nov 06
 

Occupied Philadelphia 2021

November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us as we recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual flagship living history event.
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Guests with masks enjoy the images of Revolutionary War veterans.
Nov 11
 

Veterans Day Weekend with the Museum

November 11-14, 2021
This Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend, join the Museum onsite and online in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today.
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Nov 20
 

History Explorers Club: Evacuation Day

November 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn how people of Revolutionary America celebrated Evacuation Day every Nov. 25, the day that the British Army officially left New York City, at our family-friendly November History Explorers Club.
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Museum Hours

Now Open: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Online Exclusive Ticket Discounts

Available with online purchase only

The Museum is currently offering two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $51 as well as Adult GA tickets for $19 ($21 if purchased at the Museum).

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Ticket Discount Offer with AAMP

Offer now available!

Visitors can save up to $6 per person when they get tickets to both the Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), with reduced parking at AAMP available upon request. Discounts can be redeemed by showing museum ticket stubs at the front desk. Now through Oct. 3, 2021, Don Troiani's latest work, "Brave Men as Ever Fought," is on display at AAMP before going on display at the Museum in Liberty on Oct. 16.

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Washington-Rochambeau Route

Over 680 miles of land and water trails

From New Hampshire to Virginia, the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route connects major metropolitan areas, state and national parks, historic and scenic trails, and countless other historic sites, including the Museum, on the same routes the American and French soldiers took in 1781 and 1782.

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A young, female visitor, wearing a mask and holding a 13-star flag, admires photographs in the Museum's galleries.

Health & Safety Protocols

Learn more about the health and safety measures in place to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience for all, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.

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From the Museum Shop

Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop!

Liberty Troiani Book Cover
 
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Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War

$29.95

The exhibit catalog for the Museum's forthcoming special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, is available to pre-order ahead of the book's Oct. 1 release.

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Star Water Bottle
 

Star Water Bottle

$19.99

It's a water bottle. You put water in it to drink.

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Museum of the American Revolution Sweatshirt Blanket
 

Museum of the American Revolution Sweatshirt Blanket

$40.00

As we enter the season of crisp, autumn nights, this lightweight, soft blanket printed with the Museum name and logo is perfect for a cozy evening. Plus, it comes with detachable carrying straps.

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