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The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

First Oval Office Project at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

February 18-19, 2023
Join us in Houston, Texas, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens from Feb. 18-19 when we will set up our replica of George Washington's headquarters tent.
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Visitors of the Museum of the American Revolution in the Liberty Tree gallery which features a Liberty Tree
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SOLD OUT | AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution 101

January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this interactive seminar, we’ll explore the four questions at the heart of the Museum's core experience to learn about the origins, events, and people of the American Revolution through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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Two young visitors get their photo taken next to the Cost of Revolution tableau in the Rotunda.

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

March 12, 2023 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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Philly Jazz Project We Shall 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2023 at the Museum

January 14-16, 2023
Honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over MLK Weekend at the Museum to discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution.
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Ricardo Herrera headshot to the left of the book cover for his book Feeding Washington's Army.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Ricardo Herrera

January 26, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian Dr. Ricardo A. Herrera will discuss his extensive new book on the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge titled, Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778.
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Replica Pinball or round pincushion sewn at an Artisan Workshop.

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a Pinball

January 11, 18, 25, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual Artisan Workshop to learn about 18th-century fashion and how to make your own embroidered “pinball,” a spherical pincushion, based on original examples.
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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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