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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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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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