A new nation needs a new way to represent itself. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting the 13-star flag as the official flag of the new United States. Join the Museum of the American Revolution as we mark Flag Day virtually from Friday–Sunday, June 12–14, 2020.
Experience the tumult and transformation of the Revolutionary era from your living room or classroom with the Museum of the American Revolution’s recently enhanced Virtual Tour. This virtual resource, as part of the Museum’s trove of educational offerings, further establishes the Museum as a go-to hub for learning about the American Revolution. The updated tour is now live, just in time for International Museum Day on May 18, 2020.
This Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute – virtually – to the men and women who lost their lives in service to our country and will celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. From Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25, 2020, the Museum’s free virtual offerings will include a video presentation on memorialization, an exploration of the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, and make-at-home craft activities.
This Mother’s Day Weekend, learn about the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles during the Revolutionary War. From Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2020, join the Museum of the American Revolution online for a free, virtual celebration including a live embroidery demonstration, a video presentation about a Revolutionary-era mother who became a prisoner-of-war, and a make-at-home Mother's Day card inspired by German paper-cutting techniques.
The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8, 2020. Throughout the week, visit the Museum’s website and follow along on social media to learn about the history of education in America with video explorations of the Museum’s galleries, at-home activities, giveaways, and conversations with the education team.
The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating its third birthday on April 19! Although the Museum is temporarily closed to the public, we’re looking back on some of our most memorable moments since opening in 2017. To date, we have welcomed more than 900,000 visitors from across the nation and around the world, including nearly 175,000 schoolchildren, who have experienced what CBS Sunday Morning called the Museum’s “nuanced, warts-and-all version of the American Revolution.” The Museum has made history come alive for visitors through a whirlwind of special exhibits, engaging programming, and new acquisitions and discoveries.
The Museum of the American Revolution is turning three! Help us celebrate the Museum’s birthday – virtually! – on Sunday, April 19. Sign a digital birthday card or share your favorite Museum memory for a chance to win four tickets to visit when we reopen, and learn how to make a celebratory 18th-century “Whisky Cake” or rum shrub cocktail.
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 Public Humanities Project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will support the upcoming special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 -1807, which is scheduled to open in August 2020, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting millions of American women the right to vote. It also will support the implementation of corresponding educational materials, a robust online experience, and related public programs exploring women’s citizenship and voting rights in the early Republic.
Treat yourself to a socially distant spring break! The Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a Virtual Spring Break from Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 17, 2020, with a line-up of choose-your-own virtual adventures including make-at-home craft activities using household items, virtual story time, living history demonstrations for all ages, and more.
Stuck at home? The Museum of the American Revolution is temporarily closed to the public, but you can explore the Museum and its content from anywhere with digital resources including a Virtual Museum Tour, a Virtual Field Trip, a rich archive of Read the Revolution book excerpts, and more.