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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month this March

Discover the stories of Revolutionary women at the Museum of the American Revolution during Women’s History Month this March. Throughout the month, enjoy a pay-what-you-wish Women’s History Night, a theatrical performance based on the story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, and other events and activities that bring to life the powerful, diverse experiences of women of the Revolutionary era.
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A mother and two young daughters look at photos on the Revolutionary Generation Wall at the Museum.

Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10 – 12

This Veterans Day Weekend, Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to America’s first veterans as well as those who continue to serve our nation today. Visitors of all ages can enjoy walking tours, performances, and other family-friendly activities. From Nov. 10-12, the Museum will offer free admission to veterans, those currently serving in the military, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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Summer Reading List: 2020 Young Readers Edition

View our list of 2020 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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A Costumed Living History Interpreter showing a young child a canteen over Labor Day Weekend

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

February 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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Revolution At The Library Richmond Branch

Museum's “Revolution at the Library” Partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia Returns this Summer

Revolution at the Library, the Museum of the American Revolution’s partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP), returns this month to engage kids and families in the dynamic, diverse stories of the American Revolution.
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Tim McGrath and Dr. R. Scott Stephenson on stage talking to the audience in Liberty Hall as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

Read the Revolution with Tim McGrath

Author and avid sailor Tim McGrath joined the Museum for a special presentation, “’What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kickoff the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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A painting by Don Troiani on view alongside objects depicted in the painting in the Museum's Liberty Exhibit

Museum Wins 2023 PA Museums Statewide Special Achievement Award for “Liberty” Exhibition

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2023 Special Achievement Award from PA Museums for its 2021-2022 special exhibition Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War. The Museum also received an S.K. Stevens Award for its 2020-21 special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.
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A mother and daughter interact at a replica encampment in the Museum's Revolution Place family discovery center.

Mother's Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

May 13-14, 2023
Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum and learn about the diverse women who played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
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Honor the Life, Service, and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over MLK Weekend at the Museum, Jan. 14-16

Honor the Life, Service, and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over MLK Weekend at the Museum, Jan. 14-16
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Book cover for Captives of Liberty features a painting that depicts a Hessian soldier and a British redcoat leading a Continental soldier away as a prisoner.

Captives of Liberty

Read an excerpt from T. Cole Jones's book, Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution.
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