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AmRev Presents: Black Founders Women’s History Night with Kerri GreenidgeMarch 24, 2023 from 5:15-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, for an evening discussion on our Black Founders exhibit, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and more.Go to Event
Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special ExhibitFebruary 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us for the Members-only preview of our new exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public.Go to Event
AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Musical Experience with The Jeremy Winston ChoraleMay 12, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeremy Winston Chorale will join the Museum on Friday, May 12, to present a concert inspired by the world of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, including the world premiere of a new choral work.Go to Event
Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special ExhibitFebruary 11 & 12, 2023
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which introduces visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War and the women's suffrage movement.Go to Event
Black Founders: The Forten Family of PhiladelphiaNow Open Daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In our newest special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, explore the story of James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to later become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War.Explore Exhibit
Black Founders Big Ideas
Explore these short framing essays to discover the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, successful businesman, and stalwart abolitionist James Forten and his family.Read More
Member Morning: Black Founders of Philadelphia Walking TourSeptember 3, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow Museum Members to explore Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history through a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of the Museum's neighborhood.Go to Event
Black Founders Teacher Resources
Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.Read More
Black Founders Virtual Tour
Immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the artifacts and documents, a guided audio tour, and music station to explore the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants.Read More
Celebrate Black History Month with “Black Founders” Exhibit Opening and Special Events for All Ages this February
Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum of the American Revolution this February. Through a groundbreaking new special exhibition, an engaging forum on race, powerful theatrical performances, and more, visitors can experience a more inclusive – and thus, more accurate – history of our nation’s founding.Read Press Release