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October 11, 2019

Explore a Darker Side of History at “All the Gory Details” After-Hours Event, Oct. 29

Just in time for Halloween, two local Museums are partnering to take visitors on a trip through the darker part of history. Museum of the American Revolution and the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will review “all the gory details” of a gruesome and risky surgery and its connections to Irish soldier Richard St. George at History After Hours on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Museum of the American Revolution.

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September 03, 2019

An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host a special evening presentation featuring Dr. Martin Mansergh in conversation with Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall. They will discuss the influence of the American Revolution and the Irish Revolution of 1798 on Ireland’s path to independence, and their relevance to today.

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August 27, 2019

The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29

Did you know that in the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war? The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019.

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August 20, 2019

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III to Discuss New Book Oct. 15 as Part of National Tour

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will make his only public appearance in Philadelphia as part of a national book tour at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. He will discuss his forthcoming book A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump (Smithsonian Books, Sept. 24, 2019).

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August 15, 2019

Revolutionary-Era Portrait of British Army Officer William Dansey and Flag He Captured to be Reunited for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and the Delaware Historical Society have teamed up to reunite a Revolutionary-era flag and portrait for the first time since 1927. The Delaware militia flag captured by British Army officer William Dansey in 1777 and Dansey’s 1781-1783 portrait will be on short-term display together at the Delaware Historical Society from Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

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