Public Programs

Visitors make their own buttons at "History After Hours" event.

Enhance your experience with a year-round schedule of talks and performances, demonstrations and workshops designed to engage visitors on multiple levels. Inspired by the Museum’s popular bi-weekly newsletter, the Read the Revolution Speaker Series invites acclaimed historians and authors for lively and engaging discussions about their recent work. 

Enjoy extended hours in the Museum’s core exhibitions at History After Hours, offered monthly on Tuesday nights. Each event features a changing lineup of unexpected speakers, artist demonstrations, and lively happenings that offer new perspectives on objects and stories about the Revolution.

Create history with artisan workshops available for lifelong learners of all skill levels, taught by the Museum’s knowledgeable team of educators and makers.

Programs and Special Events

Read the Revolution Speaker Series

Bringing celebrated authors and historians to the Museum of the American Revolution for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.  These evening programs explore the people, events, ideas, and legacies of the nation's Revolutionary era. 

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series features extended evening hours from 5-8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming History After Hours events.

Artisan Workshops

Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century dress and what it reveals about the Revolution in this series of workshops. Spend time learning traditional artisanal skills, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum’s galleries as inspiration for your own creations. In these workshops, you’ll create your own replica to take home, learn tricks of 18th-century trades, and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing.

Guided & Walking Tours

Explore the Museum with an expert! Take a guided tour and enhance your experience with additional insight into the artifacts and exhibits, behind-the-scenes details of the Museum’s creation, and opportunities to dig deeper into the stories behind objects on display.

Fall 2020: Citizenship Initiative

This fall, the Museum offers free, online civics and history classes to prepare permanent residents for the U.S.C.I.S. Citizenship Test.