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Explore Stories of the Diverse Women of the American Revolution, Create Your Own Mother’s Day Card, and Get a Free Carnation on Mother’s Day

Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day Weekend from Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Museum of the American Revolution and learn about the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. Join the Museum onsite and online to explore the stories of the Baroness von Riedesel, Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), camp followers, and more. Plus, pick up a free carnation on Sunday, May 8, courtesy of the Museum, to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary mother figure in your life.

The Museum is currently open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with enhanced health and safety measures. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 215.253.6731, or at the front desk. Purchase tickets online to save $2 per adult ticket. Children ages 5 and under are always free. 

Mother’s Day Weekend Highlights:

  • Special Exhibit: Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War
    Onsite & Online | Daily
    Throughout Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, learn more about the roles women played in the war effort, including through paintings featuring Mary Hays, who served with her husband's cannon crew at the Battle of Monmouth and whose story inspired the legend of "Molly Pitcher;" Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), who fought alongside the militia of Tryon County, New York, at the Battle of Oriskany; and a German woman camp follower during the Saratoga Campaign based on an eyewitness description by Bostonian Hannah Winthrop.
  • Make-Your-Own Mother’s Day Card | Weekends, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Need a card for the revolutionary mother figure in your life? In our Revolution Place discovery center, create a Mother’s Day card inspired by the art of paper-cutting, “scherenschnitte,” brought to America by German immigrants. Make a card at home by following the Museum’s how-to instructions.
  • Pop-Up Gallery Talk: The Baroness von Riedesel (Onsite, Daily)
    Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk in the galleries to learn the little-known story of the Baroness von Riedesel, who crossed the Atlantic with her three young children to follow her husband to war. She became an American prisoner-of-war and left behind a diary of her experiences, providing a unique perspective on the war.
  • Pop-Up Gallery Talk: Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together) (Onsite, Daily)
    Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk in the galleries about how Oneida Indian women played a key role in their nation’s decision to ally themselves with the American Revolutionaries. Explore more about Native American matriarchal societies and the story of Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Twogether), who fought alongside her husband in the violent Battle of Oriskany.
  • Discovery Cart: Camp Followers (Onsite & Online, Daily)
    During the Revolutionary War, women and children traveled with both the British and Revolutionary armies. Whether part of a soldier’s family or not, they served vital roles, including as laundresses and food vendors. Meet a Museum educator to view replica objects and learn more about these “forgotten revolutionaries.”
  • Find a Perfect Mother’s Day Gift (Onsite and Online)
    Find one-of-a-kind gifts at the Museum shop onsite or online. From a mug bearing Abigail Adams’s call to “Remember the Ladies” or Cokie Roberts’s Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence, there’s something for everyone.
  • Treat Mom to Brunch
    Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Chef Jose Garces’ flagship restaurant Amada, located directly across Chestnut Street from the Museum. Bring your Museum ticket stub to get 10% off of all food orders, including a special Mother’s Day Brunch from Noon – 3 p.m. or dinner from 4 – 9 p.m., featuring a modern spin on Spanish tapas. Be sure to make reservations in advance to guarantee a table. 

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.