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January 22, 2020

Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum with the Whole Family

From commemorating the birthday of our nation’s first president to asking visitors to imagine their own presidential campaign, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with free donuts, family-friendly festivities, an author talk, and more from Saturday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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January 21, 2020

Award-Winning Storyteller Sofiya Ballin to Premiere New Revolution-Themed Installment of Black History Untold Series, Feb. 11

Award-winning storyteller Sofiya Ballin will premiere “Revolution,” the latest installment of her acclaimed Black History Untold series at the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours event on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The installment features powerful film vignettes exploring the idea of revolution in the context of Black history and the Black experience.

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January 20, 2020

Forum on Racial Understanding Hosted by the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust at the Museum Feb. 8 During Black History Month

How do journalism, literature, the arts, and mass media shape and perpetuate our perceptions of race? A panel of experts will explore this topic on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution during Black History Month. The forum, It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding, is co-hosted by the Museum and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT).

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January 14, 2020

Harvard University’s Dr. Vincent Brown to Discuss New Book on 18th-Century Slave Rebellion Tacky’s Revolt, Feb. 12

Harvard University professor, author, and historian Dr. Vincent Brown will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the largest slave revolt in the 18th-century British Atlantic world, based on his new book Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, January 2020), during Black History Month. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

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January 08, 2020

Dr. Stephen Brumwell to Present a Provocative Interpretation of Benedict Arnold’s Journey from Hero to Traitor, Jan. 30

Author and historian Dr. Stephen Brumwell will trace Benedict Arnold’s journey from a once-ardent hero of the Revolutionary cause to its most dishonored traitor at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 p.m., based on his most recent book Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty (Yale University Press, May 2018). The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series.

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January 07, 2020

Watch (and Learn!) Irish Social Dances at “A Winter’s Ball,” Jan. 21

Fall into step and join in a traditional Irish ceilidh (kā-lē), a social gathering with dancing and storytelling, at A Winter’s Ball on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 from 5 – 8 p.m. The event is part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s History After Hours series. Visitors are encouraged – but not required – to wear their finest ballroom attire.

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December 11, 2019

Enjoy the Music of 18th-Century Ireland this Holiday Season, Dec. 26-30

This holiday season, enjoy the “Sounds of the Irish Revolution” with a series of musical performances at the Museum of the American Revolution from Thursday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. From 2-4 p.m. each day, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical performances featuring traditional and historic Irish tunes in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. Performances are free and open to the public (no Museum admission necessary).

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