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Newly Discovered Panoramic Watercolor Painting Reveals Only Known Wartime Depiction of Washington’s War Tent

The recent discovery of a 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War. The sweeping watercolor painting of the fall 1782 Continental Army encampment at Verplanck’s Point, New York, contains the only known wartime depiction of General Washington’s headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation designating Thursday, November 26, of that year as a national day of thanks. During Thanksgiving Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer special talks, guided tours, and family-friendly activities from Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday).
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Gingerbread Baking Demonstration and Tasting with Bestselling Author Anne Byrn

Gingerbread is the most revolutionary of all American cakes, with a rich history in early American culture. On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Anne Byrn will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a family-friendly illustrated talk, book signing, and gingerbread baking demonstration based on her most recent book, American Cake.
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Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center Offer Discounted Joint Ticket

Two premier institutions inspired by world-changing documents, now accessible by one convenient ticket! Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center have teamed up to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price.
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Old City’s Cross Keys Café Announces New Colonial Era-Inspired Fall Menu

Whether you live and work here or are just visiting Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, the Museum of the American Revolution’s Cross Keys Café (101 S. Third St.) has quickly become a go-to spot to grab a quick breakfast, lunch, or hot seasonal beverage – alcoholic or otherwise. Today, the café announced cozy new fall menu items, including soups, salads, sandwiches, and other colonial era-inspired dishes.
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Never-Before-Displayed Sword of Revolutionary War Colonel Donated to Museum

A silver-hilted American small sword owned and used by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone (1710-1776) of Simsbury, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War was donated to the Museum of the American Revolution today. The never-before-displayed sword was donated by a descendent of Pettibone and his family. The sword will be displayed at the Museum beginning in 2018.
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Kick Off the Holiday Season with a Nutcracker 1776 Performance and Chocolate-Making Demos

Experience the magical holiday classic The Nutcracker ballet with a Revolutionary twist! Rising stars from Philadelphia’s The Rock School for Dance Education will perform scenes from the Nutcracker 1776, an adaption of the original ballet, combining Tchaikovsky's timeless musical score with Philadelphia's revolutionary past.
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Yale Historian Dr. Joanne Freeman Discusses her Lifelong Hunt for Hamilton, Nov. 15

While many people are still hunting for tickets to the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” prolific author, scholar and Yale historian Dr. Joanne Freeman has been hunting for the real Alexander Hamilton for most of her life.
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The British Are Coming Back! Historic Sites Commemorate 240th Anniversary of British Occupation of Philadelphia

You know that Philadelphia was the capital city during the Revolutionary War, but did you know that it was seized by the British in 1777 and occupied for nine long months? And did you know that Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776 – was later used as a prison for American officers?
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Free Admission for Veterans and Military during Veterans Day Weekend

More than 200,000 people fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. During Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate America’s first veterans as well as those that continue to serve our country today.
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