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Descendent of Alexander Hamilton Loans Family Heirlooms to Museum

Treasured family heirlooms that once belonged to Alexander and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton are now on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. They are on loan from Douglas Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Whole HamFam

Got a Hamilton lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts for the whole HamFam at all price points, from books to apparel and even a Hamilton-themed getaway. Gift items are available at the Museum’s shop (Museum admission not required for entry) or online here.
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Dueling Pottery Wheels, Conservation Demonstrations and Crafts at Ceramics-Themed “History After Hours” Event, Nov. 13

Philadelphia earned a reputation in the 1700’s as the capital city of craft, and the city’s maker movement is still alive and well today. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution’s Ceramics in the City-themed History After Hours event will celebrate the craftspeople, artisans, and artificers who made the Revolution possible and those who continue to make Philadelphia a hub for the handmade.
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Inaugural “Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award” Presented to Author David McCullough

The Museum of the American Revolution announced the establishment of the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award with the presentation of the inaugural award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough at a private event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
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Meet the Props Designer Behind Broadway’s Hamilton Musical at Halloween-Themed History After Hours Event, Oct. 23

From creating hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks to producing a live flame onstage as Eliza Hamilton burns her husband’s letters, Props Master Jay Duckworth is the man behind the magic of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
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Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

Extreme political polarization, splintered political parties, and a dysfunctional Congress could be ripped from today’s headlines, but prolific author, scholar, and Yale University historian Joanne Freeman argues that they have a long and ominous history.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names Harvard University Historian and Author Jane Kamensky as New Board Member

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Harvard University historian and author Dr. Jane Kamensky as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
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Make a Revolutionary Fashion Statement at Museum’s History After Hours Event, Sept. 25

What does your wardrobe say about you? From your favorite sports team’s gear to MAGA hats and “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, clothing can speak louder than words regarding the causes you support, both personally and politically. But the “wear your cause” movement is nothing new.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for History Lovers

Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
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Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities? Museum Hosts Panel During Indigenous Peoples Celebration

This Columbus Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an Indigenous Peoples Celebration from Thursday, Oct. 4 – Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation. The celebration of indigenous peoples and cultures will include performances by Oneida Indian Nation dancers, demonstrations by native craftspeople, and an evening panel discussion.
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