In 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m., join the Museum of the American Revolution for “Death and Taxes,” a post-tax-day bash with free Bluecoat Elderflower Gin cocktail samplings from Philadelphia Distilling, Ben Franklin trivia, and a lively discussion about a Founding Father who had many up-close-and-personal encounters with death.
The Museum of the American Revolution will receive an Institutional Award of Merit from PA Museums at the statewide museum association’s Annual Statewide Museum Conference for Revolution Place, the Museum’s new discovery center. The awards ceremony will be at the Brandywine River Museum of Art at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Laurel Ulrich Reflects on “The Age of Homespun” During Women’s History Month, March 28
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of early America and the history of women Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. to reflect on her pioneering work The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth, during Women’s History Month.
Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical has undoubtedly ignited a revival of interest in early American history, but where does history end and theater begin? On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host "Historians on Hamilton," an evening panel discussion on balancing artistic license with historical accuracy, and how theater professionals and historians can work together to inspire new generations of audiences through storytelling.
Author and Historian Katharine Gerbner to Discuss Slavery in the Quaker World During the 17th Century, April 10
Author and historian Dr. Katharine Gerbner will join the Museum of the American Revolution on April 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. to explore the early history of slavery within the Quaker community and how it contributed to modern concepts of race.
Sip a cocktail inspired by Martha Washington’s recipe, test your knowledge of women’s history with a trivia contest, make-your-own button featuring quotes from inspirational women, and learn about legacy-making ladies of the Revolution on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m., during Women’s History Month at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Explore Eliza Hamilton’s 18th-Century Fashion with a Panel Discussion and Fashion Demonstration, March 31
What was in Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s closet? At the Museum of the American Revolution, take a deeper dive into the trends and techniques modeled by Alexander Hamilton’s fashionable wife on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The panel discussion and fashion demonstration will feature two of Eliza’s most iconic looks, created as part of the Museum’s “Fashioning Eliza” project. It is free with regular museum admission.
Celebrate Revolutionary women at the Museum of the American Revolution during Women’s History Month this March. Special programs, workshops, and musical performances will highlight the essential roles that women played during the American Revolution.
Rare Powder Horn Illuminates Little-Known Story of Gershom Prince and Other Black Soldiers of the Revolutionary War
The elaborately carved powder horn of Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who served and died in the Revolutionary War, is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The powder horn – a cow’s horn that was used to store gunpowder – sheds light on the little-known stories of Black soldiers, both free and enslaved, who fought during the American Revolution.
Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”
New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a special workshop and lively afternoon discussion on her 2018 book Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship. It marks the second event in the Museum’s new Write the Revolution series for young readers.