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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

Learn more about the functions of George Washington's tent during the Revolutionary War and the people who helped make it happen.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 2: A Revolutionary Reminder in a Changing Nation

Learn more about how George Washington's headquarters tent became a symbol of the American republic and survived the Civil War.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 3: An Ongoing Symbol of the Revolution

Learn about how George Washington's tent made its way from the Custis-Lee family to Valley Forge to its permanent home today at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Witness to Revolution Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to learn about the complexities of the Revolutionary era and other periods in American history through the story of General George Washington’s headquarters tent.
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Witness to Revolution National Standards Alignment

Learn how the Witness to Revolution teacher guide meets national standards for teaching history and social studies.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs at the Museum of the American Revolution.

The Jeremy Winston Chorale's Black Founders-Inspired Musical Performance

Watch the Jeremy Winston Chorale's May 2023 performance inspired by the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Silhouettes of Francis Johnson and his wife Helen  courtesy of The Met.
courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Music of Francis Johnson: A Soundtrack to Antebellum Black Philadelphia

Learn more about and listen to music written by Black composer and musician Francis Johnson, whose music was popular in the Revolutionary and Antebellum eras.
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From left to right, Stephen Bradley, Derek Green, Kurt Evans, Jason Coles, and Nia Eubanks sit on a panel about Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia.

Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Watch the Museum's October 2023 panel discussion inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in the Black Founders special exhibition.
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Teacher Resource Guides

Use our modular materials – including thematic units, high-quality images, contemporary connections, and provocative questions – to round out your students’ visit.
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Witness to Revolution Teacher Resource Guide Introduction

Learn more about how the Witness to Revolution Teacher Resource Guide can be used with a variety of exhibits and digital resources about General George Washington's headquarters tent.
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