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Museum Acquires Archive of Nearly 200 Rare Documents Related to Soldiers of Color in the Revolutionary War
Nearly 200 rare documents bearing the names of Black and Native American soldiers – often written in their own hand – who served during the Revolutionary War are now in the collection of the Museum of the American Revolution.Read Press Release
‘Meet the Revolution’ Series Sheds Light on the Lives of Revolutionary-Era Black Women and Men this Summer
This summer, four Black costumed living history interpreters will join the Museum of the American Revolution for short-term residencies to portray and discuss free and enslaved craftspeople of African descent through hands-on demonstrations, storytelling, and conversation.Read Press Release
History Explorers Club: Who Was Ona Judge?February 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month, dig into the story of Ona Judge, a woman who escaped enslavement from the home of President George Washington.Go to Event
Make a Revolutionary Fashion Statement at Museum’s History After Hours Event, Sept. 25
What does your wardrobe say about you? From your favorite sports team’s gear to MAGA hats and “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, clothing can speak louder than words regarding the causes you support, both personally and politically. But the “wear your cause” movement is nothing new.Read Press Release
Ancestry® and Museum of the American Revolution Partner to Digitize Archive Connected to Black and Native American Soldiers from the Revolutionary War
Nearly 200 rare documents bearing the names of Black and Native American soldiers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War will soon be accessible to everyone at no cost, thanks to a new partnership between Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and Ancestry®Read Press Release
AmRev Presents: “Meet James Forten” Performance & Panel DiscussionFebruary 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist, with a discussion to follow.Go to Event
Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey: A Virtual Visit with Elaine Buck and Beverly MillsFebruary 25, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join the Museum and Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum's Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills for a virtual discussion on early Black voters, like Ephraim Hagerman, found on an 1801 New Jersey poll list.Go to Event
Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and AntebellumJanuary 19, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free virtual workshop as we welcome Julie Winch, acclaimed author of A Gentleman of Color, to explore the roots of the American abolition movement through the lens of Black Revolutionary James Forten and his family.Go to Event
A Fragile Freedom
Read an excerpt from Erica Armstrong Dunbar's book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City.Read More