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Washingtons War Tent Credit Moar

Collection Highlights

Explore highlights from the Museum's impressive collection of several thousand objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution.
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Revolution Stories

Revolution Stories landing page
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Frequently Asked Questions: Washington's War Tent

Find answers to frequently asked questions about George Washington's War Tent and the First Oval Office Project.
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A white adolescent male plays with a Revolutionary-style whirligig.

Make Your Own Whirligig Craft

Download full printable instructions to make your own whirligig with supplies from around your home and take it for a spin.
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Image Credits

Acknowledgments for Washington Headquarters Standard and Battle of Yorktown conservation, image credits for Independence Hall photo.
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Breaking Down Trego's March to Valley Forge Painting

Painted by Philadelphia artist William B. T. Trego in 1883, The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777 is one of the most iconic paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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Germantown Numbers

Breaking Down Xavier della Gatta's Battle of Germantown Painting

British Army officer Richard St. George worked with Italian artist Xavier della Gatta to create the painting of the Battle of Germantown.
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Breaking Down Xavier della Gatta's Battle of Paoli Painting

British Army officer Richard St. George remembered Paoli as a “nocturnal bloody scene” and helped create the detailed painting of the battle.
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Making a Bonnin and Morris Pickle Stand

Internationally recognized ceramicist Michelle Erickson recreates an early American porcelain masterwork known as a Bonnin and Morris pickle stand.
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Traveling Lecture Program

Join a museum educator for an illuminating talk designed to take place at your location. Choose from six exciting topics that will pique your audience’s interest in the Revolutionary Era.
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