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Yelverton Peyton Powder Horn
Captain Yelverton Peyton's powder horn commemorates the British departure from Havana, Cuba, on July 7, 1763. Peyton, along with nearly 30,000 troops, captured Cuba from Spain on Aug. 14, 1762. Gift of The Landenberger Family Foundation

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum will explore the contributions that Hispanic Americans made during the American Revolution with daily programs, tours, talks, and online resources from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Now on Display: Portrait of Stephen "Don Esteban" Minor
Onsite | Daily

Stephen Minor Don Esteban Portrait Iberdrola
Museum of the American Revolution, gift of Iberdrola

At the same time Spain openly joined the American war in 1779, Pennsylvania-born Stephen Minor, along with a handful of other Americans, joined the Spanish Army in Louisiana. Minor fought with the Spanish, under the command of Bernardo de Gálvez, Colonel and Governor of Louisiana, to retake Florida from the English. For his service during the Siege of Pensacola in the spring of 1781, he was made a captain in the Spanish forces. After the war he settled in Mississippi, becoming a wealthy landholder, a Spanish commissioner, bank president, and the last Spanish governor of Natchez before it was ceded to the United States in 1798. The portrait, attributed to William Edward West circa 1809, is a gift to the Museum from Iberdrola and is now part of the Museum's collection.

10-Minute, In-Gallery Talks: Spain and the American Revolution
Onsite | Daily
Join a Museum educator in our core galleries for a 10-minute talk about Spain's contributions to American independence during the American Revolution.

True Colours Flag Project: Spanish Flag
Onsite | Daily
Join a Museum educator on our recreated privateer sloop in the core galleries to take the Spanish flag out of the sea chest to learn more about Spain's role at sea during the Revolutionary War, the large flags flown by privateer and naval ships at sea, and the Museum's project to recreate a "suit of colours," or set of flags, carried by ships during the Revolutionary War.

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Spanish-Translated Audio Tour
Onsite | Daily
The Museum is proud to offer a Spanish-translated edition of our audio tour of the core galleries. The tour was translated in partnership with Al Día News. Audio tours cost an additional $5 for general admission, $4 for groups, and $3 for Museum Members.

Guided Spanish-Language Tour of Core Galleries
Onsite | Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a Spanish-translated tour of the Museum’s core galleries, led by the Museum's Dr. Tyler Putman and translated by Dr. Juan Giarrizzo, Venezuela native and co-creator of Gente de Venezuela. Explore surprising and diverse stories from the Revolutionary era and learn how the American Revolution inspired independence movements across the Spanish-speaking world. This tour is included with regular Museum admission.

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Revolution Around the World: Spain and the American Revolution
Online | Anytime
What was happening around the world in 1776? When and why did different countries get involved in the Revolutionary War? What was the impact of the broader American Revolution on those countries? As part of our Revolution Around the World series, take a closer look as we examine Spain's role in the American Revolution, including a look at Captain Yelverton Peyton's powder horn commemorating the British departure from Havana, Cuba, in July 1763 as well as The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar painted by John Trumbull in 1789, both of which are featured in our galleries.

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Historian Dr. Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia on Bernardo de Gálvez
Online | Anytime
Historian Dr. Gonzalo M. Quinetero Saravia is the author of the award-winning biography, Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution, which traces the life of Gálvez, who led the Spanish forces in North America as supreme commander, and later served as viceroy of New Spain, providing a reinterpretation of the international factors involved in the Revolutionary War. You can read an excerpt from the book, which the Museum featured in the Read the Revolution series, and listen to an interview with Saravia and Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson as part of the AmRev360 series.

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Juan Giarrizzo leads a Spanish-language tour at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Sep 24
 

Guided Spanish-Language Tour of Core Galleries

September 24, 2022 at 2 p.m.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a Spanish-translated tour of the Museum’s core galleries, led by the Museum's Dr. Tyler Putman and translated by Dr. Juan Giarrizzo.
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The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar by John Trumbull
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Revolution Around the World

Spain and the American Revolution

Examine the role Spain played in the American Revolution, who Spain's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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The cover of Bernardo De Galvez Spanish Hero of the American Revolution by Gonzalo Saravia depicts a black background and white lines that illustrate a horse standing on the ground. His front legs are in the air and Bernardo sits on top of him. Bernardo’s outfit is also depicted in white lines, while his hands and face are colored. He looks at the viewer and is wearing a black hat with a white brim.
 

Bernardo de Gálvez

Read an excerpt from Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia's book, Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution.
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