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June 29, 2018

Amends Made to Black World War II Veteran More Than 75 Years Later

In 1942, African American World War II veteran John Edward James, Jr. was denied his commission as second lieutenant because of the color of his skin. More than 75 years later, the government is finally making amends. On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2 p.m., James will officially receive his commission at a ceremony at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.

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June 26, 2018

Rare 1776 Dunlap Printing of the Declaration of Independence Now on Display in Philadelphia for July 4th

With July 4 quickly approaching, a truly one-of-a-kind artifact is now on display: one of the first printed versions of the Declaration of Independence, a broadside printed on parchment by Philadelphian John Dunlap in July 1776. Beginning June 26, this unique printing will be on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, just two blocks from Independence Hall, where the revolutionary document was debated and adopted. It will remain on display until November.

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June 13, 2018

Museum of the American Revolution Wins 2018 AASLH Award of Merit

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Museum of the American Revolution is a recipient of an AASLH 2018 Award of Merit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

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June 12, 2018

Purple Heart Truck to Stop in Philadelphia as Part of a 7,800-Mile Journey, June 20

A bright purple Ford F-150 truck will be parked on the outdoor plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the 2018 Purple Heart Truck Run. Driven exclusively by amputee veterans, the mobility-enabled truck is making a 7,800 mile journey across America to raise awareness for mobility issues faced by combat-wounded veterans.

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May 23, 2018

Declare Your Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution’s July 4th Weekend Celebration

The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the world. The effects of that revolutionary document continue to reverberate today, inspiring human rights and liberation movements globally. From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., explore the history and continuing legacy of the Declaration at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages.

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May 18, 2018

Have Breakfast with Founding Father George Washington this Father’s Day Weekend,

This Father’s Day weekend, celebrate with the father of our country – George Washington – at the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, June 16. Guests can meet-and-greet a Washington historical interpreter and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet of muffins, pastries and mini-quiches, courtesy of Brûlée Catering, in the Museum’s elegant Liberty Hall.

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May 18, 2018

Make it a Revolutionary Summer at the Museum of the American Revolution

Escape “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer” (John Adams) at the Museum of the American Revolution with extended hours, family-friendly activities, History After Hours evening events, and new guided tours of the Museum and its historic neighborhood. And enjoy special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

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May 16, 2018

George Washingtons Headquarters Flag to be Displayed in Philadelphia for the First Time Since the Revolutionary War, Beginning Flag Day

The faded and fragile blue silk flag that marked General George Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War will be on display this Flag Day, marking its first public display in Philadelphia since the war itself and its first appearance in Pennsylvania in decades. The Museum of the American Revolution will bring out of its archives the flag, known as the Commander-in-Chief’s Standard, from Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

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