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August 27, 2019

The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29

Did you know that in the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war? The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019.

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August 20, 2019

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III to Discuss New Book Oct. 15 as Part of National Tour

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will make his only public appearance in Philadelphia as part of a national book tour at the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. He will discuss his forthcoming book A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump (Smithsonian Books, Sept. 24, 2019).

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August 15, 2019

Revolutionary-Era Portrait of British Army Officer William Dansey and Flag He Captured to be Reunited for the First Time in Nearly a Century

Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and the Delaware Historical Society have teamed up to reunite a Revolutionary-era flag and portrait for the first time since 1927. The Delaware militia flag captured by British Army officer William Dansey in 1777 and Dansey’s 1781-1783 portrait will be on short-term display together at the Delaware Historical Society from Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

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August 09, 2019

Kids Get in Free During Labor Day Weekend

Clean out those summer cobwebs and get your brain back in gear at the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. Kids 12 and under will receive FREE admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.

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August 06, 2019

Enjoy a “Revolutionary Staycation” and Discover Regional Sites Where History Was Made, Aug. 20

Grab a cocktail and kick back for a Revolutionary Staycation right here at home – no passport or airfare necessary! Representatives from historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will gather at the Museum of the American Revolution to highlight stories told at their location with activities, replica objects, and takeaways. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 20, from 5 – 8 p.m.

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August 05, 2019

Museum Pilots Citizenship Initiative to Prepare Philadelphia-Area Immigrants to Become Engaged U.S. Citizens

Philadelphia’s growing immigrant community represents nearly 15 percent of all city residents, approximately 64,000 of whom are eligible to become American citizens. This summer, the Museum of the American Revolution is piloting a new initiative to help aspiring citizens in the Philadelphia area prepare for U.S. citizenship. This marks the first time a program like this has been offered at a Philadelphia museum.

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July 30, 2019

Museum of the American Revolution Launches Virtual Museum Tour

A newly launched virtual tour of the Museum of the American Revolution allows people from across the globe to experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries through 360-degree, high-resolution images. Visitors can prepare for an upcoming visit or take a deeper dive into the Museum’s expansive gallery space from their classroom or home at any time. The tour is available by visiting

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July 24, 2019

Museum Releases New Book on Discovery of Revolutionary-Era Watercolor Depicting George Washington’s War Tent

A new book released by the Museum of the American Revolution provides a rare eyewitness view into the Revolutionary War. The 117-page, hardcover publication explores the Museum’s May 2017 discovery of a watercolor painting featuring the only known depiction of General George Washington’s headquarters tent in the field – the very tent that is dramatically presented at the Museum.

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