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February 08, 2019

Rare Powder Horn Illuminates Little-Known Story of Gershom Prince and Other Black Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

The elaborately carved powder horn of Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who served and died in the Revolutionary War, is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The powder horn – a cow’s horn that was used to store gunpowder – sheds light on the little-known stories of Black soldiers, both free and enslaved, who fought during the American Revolution.

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February 06, 2019

Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”

New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a special workshop and lively afternoon discussion on her 2018 book Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship. It marks the second event in the Museum’s new Write the Revolution series for young readers.

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February 05, 2019

Only Six Weeks Remain to Experience "Hamilton Was Here" at the Museum of the American Revolution

Only six weeks remain to see the special hands-on exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia at the Museum of the American Revolution. The exhibit highlights the surprising connections between our own city and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding. Hamilton Was Here is free with regular museum admission and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2019.

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January 28, 2019

Who Tells Your Story? Explore Untold Stories from Black History at Museum’s “History After Hours” Event on Feb. 19

Who tells your story? This now-famous line from Broadway’s Hamilton musical sets the stage for the Museum of the American Revolution’s Black History Month-themed History After Hours event on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. Visitors will explore the often-untold stories of Philadelphia’s vibrant African American community from the Revolutionary-era through today with special guests from the Black History Untold project, Bethel Burying Ground Project, Mother Bethel AME Church, and the African American Genealogy Group.

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January 15, 2019

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday this Presidents Day Weekend

Presidents Day was first celebrated in 1879 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, our nation’s first president. This year, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Washington’s 287th birthday with festivities throughout Presidents Day Weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16 – Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

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January 04, 2019

Philadelphia Jazz Project to Perform a Lyrical MLK Celebration at the Museum of the American Revolution, Jan. 19

Vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project will present “We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration” at the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, from 3 – 4 p.m. The engaging intermingling of spoken word, singing, and instrumental music will pay tribute to one of America’s greatest citizens and thinkers, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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December 20, 2018

18 Memorable Museum Moments from 2018

The Museum of the American Revolution marked its first full year in 2018 and it was a year of historic firsts! We welcomed more than 300,000 visitors from countries across the world, including 57,000 school kids, and served 9,000 members from every state in the nation. The Museum made history come alive for visitors through a whirlwind of special exhibits, engaging programming, and new acquisitions and discoveries. According to Lonely Planet, the Museum “has already made a name for itself as one of Philadelphia’s top attractions.”

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