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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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December 17, 2018

Author and Historian Mary Sarah Bilder Challenges Traditional Views on How James Madison Shaped the U.S. Constitution, Jan. 31

In her recent book, Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, author and historian Mary Sarah Bilder conducts an unprecedented investigation of the revisions Madison made to his notes for later publication. At the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 6 p.m., she will discuss the significant ways in which his changes have altered our understanding of the Constitutional Convention and how those changes may have been driven by Madison’s personal and political views. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

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December 14, 2018

New Book Uses Archaeological Finds to Tell the Story of Philadelphia’s Transformation From the 17th Century to Today

One of the largest urban archaeology projects in Old City Philadelphia, the archaeological investigation of the site of the new Museum of the American Revolution prior to construction is now the subject of a new book, Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution: A Tale of Two Taverns and the Growth of Philadelphia (Temple University Press).

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December 13, 2018

Launch Event for New Young Adult Book on Ona Judge, George Washington’s Runaway Slave, Jan. 13

A new young adult book on the life of Ona Judge, the enslaved woman who escaped from George and Martha Washington, will mark its launch at the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The event will include a workshop and discussion with the book’s Philadelphia-based authors Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve. It marks the first event in the Museum’s new Write the Revolution series.

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