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Amends Made to Black World War II Veteran More Than 75 Years Later

In 1942, African American World War II veteran John Edward James, Jr. was denied his commission as second lieutenant because of the color of his skin. More than 75 years later, the government is finally making amends.
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Rare 1776 Dunlap Printing of the Declaration of Independence Now on Display in Philadelphia for July 4th

With July 4 quickly approaching, a truly one-of-a-kind artifact is now on display: one of the first printed versions of the Declaration of Independence, a broadside printed on parchment by Philadelphian John Dunlap in July 1776.
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Declare Your Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution’s July 4th Weekend Celebration

From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018, explore the Declaration's history and continuing legacy at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages. Throughout the weekend, visitors and passersby can declare how they are carrying forward the ideals of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. Inside, visitors can sign their name to a giant Declaration of Independence in the Museum’s rotunda and take home a complimentary pocket-sized Declaration of Independence.
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Purple Heart Truck to Stop in Philadelphia as Part of a 7,800-Mile Journey, June 20

A bright purple Ford F-150 truck will be parked on the outdoor plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the 2018 Purple Heart Truck Run. Driven exclusively by amputee veterans, the mobility-enabled truck is making a 7,800 mile journey across America to raise awareness for mobility issues faced by combat-wounded veterans.
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Ahoy! Museum Hosts Nautical-Themed Night as part of History After Hours Series, June 19

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for sea shanty sing-alongs, ship-building demonstrations, and a lesson on the little-known history of privateers – or legalized pirate ships – during the American Revolution on Tuesday, June 19, from 5 – 8 p.m.
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Can You Dig It? “Trash Talk” Archaeology-Themed Event July 17, Part of Museum’s History After Hours Series

On Tuesday, July 17, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum will host “Trash Talk,” an archaeology-themed evening event that will explore the findings from the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to the building’s construction.
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American Revolution Round Table of New York Donates Hamilton Book Set to Museum

The American Revolution Round Table of New York (ARRT) has donated a 27-volume set of the Papers of Alexander Hamilton (Columbia University Press, 1955) to the Museum of the American Revolution. The books were delivered to the Museum by ARRT Chairman David Jacobs.
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Free Fife and Drum Party on the Museum’s Outdoor Plaza, August 18

Sound the drummers call! Beat the quick march! On Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will be celebrating the fifers and drummers of the Revolutionary War with a free Fife and Drum Party on the Museum’s outdoor plaza.
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Statement on the Passing of Gerry Lenfest

As we mourn the loss of our Chairman Emeritus, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, we take heart in remembering the tremendous legacy he leaves behind. His impact on the quality of life in Philadelphia and our country can be measured not only by his extraordinary generosity, but by his inspired leadership.
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Museum Honors America’s First Fallen Soldiers and Sailors During Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution, and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations from Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Veterans and active or retired military will receive free admission courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal during Memorial Day Weekend.
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