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Force10 Sailmaking's Nahja Chimenti works on a sail in the family business's workshop.

From James Forten to Force 10, the Craft of Traditional Sailmaking Continues Today

Nahja Chimenti and Sean Bunting of Force 10 Sailmaking and Rigging reflect on their work, compare their workshop to the recreated sail loft that was in our Black Founders exhibit, and look at how James Forten's Revolutionary-era sailmaking work is similar to their own.
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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution with Special Exhibits and Events for the Whole Family, June 30 – July 4

What do the American Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality mean to you? Explore this question and more with special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution over Fourth of July Weekend, Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Throughout the weekend, visitors can listen to pop-up talks, enjoy neighborhood walking tours, watch first-person theatrical performances, explore our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, and more.
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A canvas ditty bag with a fid, sewing needles, and a thimble.

CANCELLED | Artisan Workshop: Make a Ditty Bag

April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for this one-day, in-person workshop to learn “plain sewing” to create a Revolutionary sailor’s linen ditty bag, similar to a modern tote bag, inspired by original examples in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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African Founders book cover by David Hackett Fischer.

African Founders

Read an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer's book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals.
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A family looks at the family guide activities in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Labor Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

September 2-4, 2023
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum to explore our Black Founders special exhibit, participate in family-friendly activities and crafts, and more as we wrap up A Revolutionary Summer. Children 12 years old and younger will receive free Museum admission throughout the holiday weekend.
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Discover Black Voters in Early New Jersey with Virtual Event, Feb. 25

Local “History Detectives” Will Join Museum Curators for a Discussion on Recovering Lost Black History During Black History Month
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Nastassia Parker as Ona Judge

Who Was Ona Judge? Virtual Kids Club Explores Her Life and Daring Escape to Freedom

Part of The Museum’s Black History Month Celebration this February
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Tiffany Bacon as Elizabeth Freeman

Explore the Stories of Unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum and Online During Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries with the Museum this February.
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Join Us Online for “Meet James Forten” Performance and Discussion on Feb. 10, During Black History Month

As part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Black History Month celebration, explore the life and legacy of James Forten, a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist with the Museum’s newest first-person theatrical performance “Meet James Forten” on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Katelyn Appiah-Kubi portrays Elizabeth Freeman wearing a blue dress with white apron and hat.

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries with the Museum this February.
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