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Three children watch a demonstration of a cannon by a costumed Museum educator.

History Explorer Meet-Up: Privateer Adventure

April 8, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for an interactive History Explorer Meet-Up to learn that life as a privateer, or legal pirate, was as much about luck as it was about skill.
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A painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

CANCELLED | Black Founders Exhibit Educator Deep-Dive

February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Museum educators for an in-person workshop that pairs classroom instruction with exploration of our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Three guests view the Arms of Independence case and touch screen in the Museum galleries.

Write the Revolution Young Author Workshop with Jean O'Connor

March 5, 2023 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Join us for this drop-in writing activity with historical fiction novelist Jean C. O'Connor, author of The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution, geared towards students ages 12-18.
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A costumed living history interpreter demonstrates sewing a sail.

Makers of Revolutionary Philadelphia Living History Day

May 20, 2023
Join several historical tradespeople at the Museum to do hands-on crafts and activities, see demonstrations of 18th-century skills and trades, and meet the people who made the Revolution in 1770s Philadelphia.
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Image 092120 Revolutioanry Generation Photos Wall Veterans Of The American Revolution

SOLD OUT | AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution After 1783

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this interactive seminar, explore how the Revolutionary generation struggled in the years after the war ended to shape a new country through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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Image 092120 Revolutioanry Generation Photos Wall Veterans Of The American Revolution

SOLD OUT | AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution After 1783

Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this newly added interactive seminar, explore how the Revolutionary generation struggled in the years after the war ended to shape a new country through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
Courtesy of Marcus and Lorri Huey

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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The Musem's replica of George Washington's tent with Mount Vernon in the background at the 2018 Revolutionary War Weekend.

First Oval Office Project at Mount Vernon's Revolutionary War Weekend

May 6-7, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, outside Washington, D.C., for their Revolutionary War Weekend living history event where we will set up our First Oval Office Project tents.
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Visitors Look At A Portrait Of Charlotte Vandine Forten In Black Founders Credit Moar

AmRev Presents: Black Founders Women’s History Night with Kerri Greenidge

March 24, 2023 from 5:15-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, for an evening discussion on our Black Founders exhibit, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and more.
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A Read the Revolution graphic features images of book covers for Liberty's Daughters and 1774 alongside author Mary Beth Norton's headshot.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Mary Beth Norton

June 6, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian Dr. Mary Beth Norton joins the Museum for a special presentation titled, “Gender and American Resistance to British Authority, 1765-1775: A Reassessment,” as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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