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July 11, 2019

“Sounds of the Revolution” Series of Free Musical Performances, Saturdays from July 13 – August 17

What was the soundtrack of 18th-century America? Every Saturday from July 13 through August 17 starting at 11 a.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host Sounds of the Revolution, a series of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza. Performances will include African drumming, traditional fife and drum, a sound effect – or foley – artist, gourd banjos and more.

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June 19, 2019

Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of the American Revolution Offer “Art & Revolution” Special Discounted Joint Ticket this Summer

From one of the oldest, most iconic museums in Philadelphia to the newest, a new “Art & Revolution” discounted joint ticket will provide access to two world-class institutions this summer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of the American Revolution have teamed up to offer visitors a convenient joint ticket that includes access to both for a discounted price from July 2 – September 2, 2019.

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June 18, 2019

Descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Loans Rare 1776 Printing of the Declaration to Museum in Time for July 4

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution has installed a rare 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, on loan from California resident Holly Metcalf Kinyon, a descendant of Declaration signer John Witherspoon. The printing hasn’t been publicly displayed in more than a century and has never been displayed in a museum.

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May 30, 2019

Celebrate Pride Month at Museum’s “Pride on Paper” After-Hours Event, June 18

Celebrate Pride Month this June at the Museum of the American Revolution with “Pride on Paper,” an after-hours event on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m. Discover what letters can tell us about gender dynamics during the Revolutionary era, test your knowledge of LGBTQ history with a trivia contest, and create a rainbow flag or pride button to take home.

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May 20, 2019

How Will You Be the Revolution? Museum to Create Flag with 10,000 Personalized Ribbons During Weeklong July 4th Celebration

How will you be the Revolution? This Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors to declare how they are carrying forward the promises of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a giant flag-shaped installation on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. The installation will be up from Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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May 13, 2019

Forty Historic 13-Star Flags to be Displayed Together for the First Time Beginning Flag Day, June 14 – July 21

This Flag Day, 40 rare, historic 13-star flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has been displayed together. Most of the flags have never been exhibited before. The exhibit, “A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags,” will be on view from Flag Day, Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 21, 2019.

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