Celebrate Revolutionary Women this Mother’s Day WeekendApril 7, 2021
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 at the Museum of the American Revolution from Friday, May 7 – Monday, May 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At the Museum and online, discover the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War, make your own Mother’s Day card at home inspired by the German art of paper-cutting, and more.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, take home a free carnation courtesy of the Museum to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary woman in your life.
The Museum is currently open, with enhanced health and safety measures, from April 8 – 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Spring Break. Beginning April 16, the Museum will be open on Fridays – Mondays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advanced online ticket purchasing is recommended to guarantee availability. Tickets can be purchased at www.amrevmuseum.org or by calling 215.253.6731. Children ages 5 and under are always free.
Mother’s Day Weekend Highlights:
- Make-at-Home Mother’s Day Card, (Online, Anytime)
Need a card for the revolutionary mother figure in your life? Follow the Museum’s how-to instructions to create a Mother’s Day card inspired by the art of paper cutting, “scherenschnitte,” brought to American by German immigrants.
- Pop-Up Gallery Talks:
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.
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 Two Kettles Together, who fought alongside her husband in the violent Battle of Oriskany.
- Discovery Cart: Camp Followers (Online and Onsite Saturday – Sunday,
11 am – 3 pm)
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 breezy summer scarf (now on sale!) featuring the words of the Declaration of Independence to 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. The shop is currently open during the Museum’s operating hours, with reduced capacity.
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 www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.