Traveling Lecture Program
Please Note: Due to the ongoing global health crisis, the Museum is not currently offering traveling lectures. Please check back for updates on when the program will return.
Bring the Museum of the American Revolution to you!
Join a museum educator for an illuminating talk designed to take place at your location. Choose from six exciting topics that will pique your audience’s interest in the Revolutionary Era.
Cost: $275 for a 1-hour program within a 25-mile radius of the Museum. Additional fees may apply to locations outside of this radius.
Book a traveling lecture for your group through the form below, emailing us at [email protected], or calling at 267-579-3623.
Traveling Lecture Options
Archaeology at the Museum of the American Revolution
In 2014, ahead of the Museum of the American Revolution’ construction, a team of archaeologists discovered remarkable artifacts from the people who once lived on the block the Museum now occupies. Investigate the neighborhood’s trash piles, buried for over 200 years, to understand what they add to ongoing research about the people who called this neighborhood home during the Revolution. While an educator discusses this work, test your archaeological skill by attempting to reassemble replicas of the thousands of broken pottery pieces uncovered at the site.
Revolutionary Women: Writing about War
The Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds. Thousands of women chose sides and contributed to the American Revolution. What do their individual experiences, documented in travel diaries, memoirs, court records, and commonplace objects tell us about their experiences, the War, and its legacy?
Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City
Eighteenth-century Philadelphia was a complex place where global trade brought new goods and new ideas to the people who became revolutionaries. Follow one artifact – a punchbowl uncovered in an archaeological dig on site of the Museum of the American Revolution – on a virtual tour of the city, and find yourself in market stalls, coffeehouses, illegal taverns, churches, and the halls of government.
Then and Now: Military Families during the Revolution and Today
Military families have always played an important role in supporting those fighting on the front lines. During the Revolutionary War, they raised children, worked with the armies on campaign, held down the home-front, made supplies, and raised funds. Explore the stories of the women and children who supported the military on and off the battlefield and learn how their experiences compare to military families today. Learn more about camp followers through an exploration of hand-made replicas of the things they carried on campaign.
Making the Museum
The Museum of the American Revolution opened in 2017, but it has a history that reaches back over a century. Where did our collection come from? How did an Episcopal minister in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, acquire Washington’s war tent, and what did that acquisition have to do with the American Civil War? How did our Museum end up in downtown Philadelphia? What new discoveries have we made from recent acquisitions? This presentation highlights key artifacts and reveals how things work behind-the-scenes at the Museum.
Made in Philadelphia
The Revolutionary War has begun and the Continental Army needs supplies! But who will make the firearms, flags and weapons required to fight the British? Discover the challenges and successes of Philadelphia artisans like Thomas Palmer, Jacob Eckfelt, and Rebecca Flower Young, who made the war materiel that led to victory. Guests will have the opportunity to handle replicas of the tools and products used by these craftspeople.