History After Hours
Our History After Hours series returns with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.
Tickets for History After Hours events are $10 for adults and can be purchased online or at the door.
January 21, 2020
Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh, a social gathering with dancing and storytelling. Join the dance masters of "In Good Company" to watch (and try!) 18th-century Irish social dances. In Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, listen to poetry readings from famous Irish poets. In the Cross Keys Café, sip on winter warmers and enjoy Happy Hour specials.
February 11, 2020
What was the American Revolution, and who was it for? Our galleries are full of compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government, including those of free and enslaved Africans for whom the War held the promise of personal liberation from slavery. What happened then, and after? How is the “ongoing experiment” reflected in the histories of Black people in America? Learn these stories, and more, and hear about the creation and evolution of “Finding Freedom,” an in-gallery digital interactive that will soon be available as an online resource, thanks to the support of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, bringing these essential histories to learners across the world. In the first-floor atrium, enjoy make-and-take activities, music, and a cash bar.
March 17, 2020
Live free or die! In 1798, Irish revolutionaries, led by the United Irishmen, fought for independence from the British Empire and for equal rights for all Irishmen. Learn about this revolt, inspired by the American and French revolutions, and the people who were involved. In our Cross Keys Café, raise a pint and sing along to songs of the Irish Revolution during the final week of the exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.