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A mother holding her young daughter view Washington's camp bed on display in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

Mother's Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

May 11-12, 2024
Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum and learn about the diverse women who played vital roles on the home front and on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
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A Museum educator dressed in 18th century clothing shows visitors the Museum's handsewn silk replica of Washington's Standard flag.

Memorial Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

May 25-27, 2024
Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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A daguerreotype portrait of Black musician and composer Francis "Frank" Johnson.
courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Frank Johnson & His Celebrated Band of Black Musicians: A Concert & Roundtable Discussion

April 6, 2024, from 12-1:30 p.m.
Join CUNY Hunter College's Tyler Diaz at the Museum for a live concert and discussion to learn about legendary bandleader Francis Johnson and the music of Black musicians in early 19th-century Philadelphia.
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A painted silk parade banner featuring a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

SOLD OUT | AmRev Presents: French History Night

April 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join fellow Francophiles for a festive happy hour soirée hosted by Museum curator James Taub, who will connect French history to the American Revolution in a special interactive presentation.
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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Educator Deep Dive on Washington's War Tent

April 25, 2024, 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free professional development workshop, educators will explore the Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent Teacher Resource Guide to help students dig deeper into the journey of General George Washington's headquarters tent.
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A Museum educator shows a group of school students a replica naval flag.

CANCELLED | History Explorer Day Camp: Plants, Fabrics, and Dyes, Oh My

April 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History Explorer Day Camp is a full-day, drop-off/pick-up camp that allows your student the chance to spend their day off from school in a fun, exciting, and educational environment, using the Museum, our collection, and our beautiful Old City neighborhood.
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A sampler made by James Forten's daughter Mary being viewed in the collections workroom before conservation.

Primary Source Perspectives: Who Were the People that Experienced the American Revolution?

May 14, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Participating teachers in this free educator workshop will explore the American Revolution through primary sources that highlight a diverse group of people and perspectives, including Abigail Adams, Crispus Attucks, James Forten, Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.
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Fourth of July Week 2024 at the Museum

June 29 - July 4, 2024
Join the Museum in historic Philadelphia for Independence Day with special activities, costumed interpretation, and crafts for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance over Fourth of July week.
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A Museum visitor listens to the Witness to Revolution exhibit audio tour in front of a large image of Selina Gray.

Juneteenth 2024 at the Museum

June 19, 2024
Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.
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Artist John Wind stands next to his piece depicting Baron von Steuben in the Museum's second-floor Oneida Nation Atrium.
Christopher Tyler Studio

John Y. Wind Artist Talks & Philadelphia Freedom Band Performance

June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum for a special musical performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band and artist talks in conjunction with Whiskey Rebellion, a special installation by contemporary artist John Y. Wind.
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