Celebrate Revolutionary Women with a Mother’s Day Tea Featuring Special Guest Martha Washington, May 12April 19, 2019
Make Mom a Monogrammed Kerchief at a Free Workshop
Women played vital roles on the homefront and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. This Mother’s Day, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Revolutionary women with a Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 12, 2019, featuring special guest Martha Washington, portrayed by a costumed historical interpreter. Seatings will take place at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Guests will enjoy an elegant afternoon tea, including buttermilk scones with currants, fresh fruit tarts, an assortment of French macaroons, and the chef’s selection of miniature tea sandwiches, provided by the Museum’s exclusive caterer Brulee Catering, in the Museum’s Liberty Hall. Adults will receive a mimosa and moms will receive a carnation to take home.
Tickets to the Mother's Day Tea are available for purchase here. Adult tickets are $50, youth (ages 6-17) are $25, and children five and under are $10. Member tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for youth, and $10 for children five and under. Access to the Museum’s exhibits is included.
In the galleries, on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., learn about historical lettering and then make your own monogrammed kerchief to take home. This workshop is included with regular Museum admission. (No prior sewing experience required, suitable for adults and families with children ages 6 and up.)
The Museum’s core exhibition explores the stories of the diverse range of women who joined in the founding of our nation. In the Museum’s galleries, visitors will learn about women like Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved woman who sued for her freedom and won; Deborah Sampson, who dressed as a man to fight in the Continental Army; Phillis Wheatley, America’s first published Black female poet; and Two Kettles Together, a Native American woman who fought in the Battle of Oriskany alongside her husband.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital touchscreens bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. 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.