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Blue and red toy soldier pieces in front of a toy recreated 18th century house.

Revolutionary War Toy Set

This 75-piece Revolutionary War toy set, made by Louis Marx and Company in 1957, allowed children to recreate momentous battles and pivotal moments that shaped the founding of America.
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A printed edition of the Pennsylvania Journal that features the Unite or Die snake at the top.

Pennsylvania Journal Newspaper with "Unite or Die" Image

This issue of The Pennsylvania Journal from January 1775 bears the image of a rattlesnake cut into pieces, each representing an American colony or colonies, with the words "Unite or Die."
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This browning fading piece of paper is a reciept for the purchase of muskets from France during the Revolutionary War.

Receipt for a Stand of French Arms

In this handwritten receipt, Massachusetts soldiers Phineas Morgan and Palatiah Allen acknowledge receiving new French muskets and bayonets in exchange for their worn-out weapons while encamped on Van Schaick's Island in the Hudson River
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A look at the lock on a Spanish musket from the Revolutionary era.

Spanish Musket

This musket was the standard issue longarm for Spanish forces fighting for King Carlos III alongside their new American allies.
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A January 1778 copy of the Royal Gazette newspaper containing the complete text of the Articles of Confederation.

The Royal Gazette Newspaper

This January 1778 issue of The Royal Gazette contains the complete text of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, adopted for ratification by the Continental Congress in November 1777.
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Diary With Chest Credit Moar

In The News: John Claypoole's Diary Donated to the Museum

Look back at featured news clips from the donation — and subsequent family reunion — of the Revolutionary War diary of John Claypoole, which documents his experiences as a prisoner of war, to the Museum.
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Gary Nash Historian

Remembering Gary Nash

We join with so many in the history community to remember Dr. Gary Nash, a founding member of the Museum’s board of scholars during the early planning phase of the project.
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A photo of Linda Eaton

Remembering Linda Eaton

We join with so many in the history community in mourning the loss of Linda Eaton.
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Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Unveiling New "Brave Men as Ever Fought" Painting by Don Troiani at AAMP

On Sept. 2, 2021, we unveiled a new painting by renowned historical artist Don Troiani titled "Brave Men as Ever Fought" at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
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Liberty Exhibit Tactile Painting by Clovernook

In The News: Tactile Paintings for Guests with Visual Disabilities in Liberty Exhibit

Learn more about the tactile paintings created and donated by the Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired for our special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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