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Explore Revolutionary-Era Holidays on the Homefront with Festive 18th-Century Music, Snowy Stories, and More for the Whole Family this Winter Break, Dec. 26 – 31

Experience what the holidays were like on the homefront during the Revolutionary era during Winter Break at the Museum of the American Revolution, from Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Visitors of all ages can enjoy authentic 18th-century music, watch moving first-person theatrical performances, make festive crafts to take home, and more while exploring colonial life during the winter months. Plus, stop by the Museum Shop to find the perfect last-minute holiday gift.
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Upcoming Special Exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" Opens at the Museum of the American Revolution on Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 2024

General George Washington’s headquarters tent from the Revolutionary War is the centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution, where more than a million visitors have experienced the tent’s power in an immersive theater experience. In the Museum's upcoming special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," more than 100 artifacts from across the country will be brought together to expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning Washington’s War Tent theater presentation and explore the tent’s inspiring journey from the Revolutionary War to today. Opening during Presidents Day Weekend, Witness to Revolution will be on view exclusively at the Museum from Feb. 17, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, and will be included with regular Museum admission.
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A graphic featuring the book cover for The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams to the left and author Stacy Schiff's headshot to the right.

Biographer Stacy Schiff Joins the Museum to Discuss Samuel Adams’s Role at the First Continental Congress, Jan. 31

– Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. for an evening discussion with Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, inspired by her most recent book, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, and Adams’s attendance at the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia’s Carpenters’ Hall in 1774. The evening will be held in partnership with The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia.
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A visitor looks at the When Women Lost the Vote tableau featuring two white women and a woman of color voting in New Jersey in 1811.

Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month this March

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Museum of the American Revolution this March to uncover a fuller, more inclusive history of the nation’s beginnings. Discover lesser-known stories of Revolutionary women through immersive workshops and seminars, in-gallery programming, extensive online resources, and more. Throughout Women’s History Month, be sure to explore our newest special exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" to learn the diverse stories of the women who played critical roles in the tent's journey.
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Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent exhibit name on the left with February 17, 2024 to January 5, 2025 dates below and an painted image of Washington in his tent to the right.

New Special Exhibit "Witness to Revolution" Opens Over Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum, Feb. 17-19

Join us over Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, Saturday, Feb. 17 – Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, for the opening of our newest special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent." Throughout the weekend, explore the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted through discovery carts, pop-up talks, crafts, and more offerings that uncover the lesser-known stories of Washington’s 18th-century world.
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March into Spring Break at the Museum, March 23 – April 7

March into spring at the Museum of the American Revolution over Spring Break, March 23 – April 7, 2024, to explore what life was like during the Revolutionary War with military-themed crafts, interactive discovery carts, in-gallery talks, and more. Plus, celebrate the start of the season by joining an outdoor neighborhood walking tour, offered daily.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

Explore Stories of Unsung Revolutionaries During Black History Month at the Museum

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum of the American Revolution this February. Through the opening of a new special exhibition, an engaging forum on race, theatrical performances, and more, visitors can experience a more inclusive – and thus, more accurate – history of our nation’s founding. A highlight of the month will be the grand opening of the Museum’s newest special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," which opens Saturday, Feb. 17.
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Forum on Racial Understanding Hosted by the Dennis Farm to Explore How Access to Diverse Stories Transforms and Connects Us, Feb. 10

With a shared commitment to presenting a more inclusive—and thus a more accurate—telling of history, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT) will host, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding,” a candid conversation about race at the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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This rare eyewitness Revolutionary War sketch depicts pen and ink drawings of the Continental Army's North Carolina Brigade and female camp followers marching through Philadelphia in August 1777.

Rare, Newly Discovered Eyewitness Sketch of Continental Army Sheds New Light on Wartime Life

An eyewitness pen-and-ink sketch depicting Continental Army soldiers and camp followers marching through Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 1777, which has never been documented or published by historians, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Kids Can Explore History Through Hands-On Games, Crafts, and More at New, Immersive Day Camps at the Museum, April 10 & 23

Young history buffs are invited to join us at the Museum of the American Revolution this April for two new History Explorer Day Camps, designed with kids ages 7-11 in mind. At these full day, drop-off/pickup programs, students will use the Museum, our collection, and our Old City neighborhood as resources as they embark on Revolutionary-themed adventures. Day camps will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 and Tuesday, April 23, 2024, which coincide with days that the Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese of Philadelphia are closed.
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