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Elizabeth "Betty" Dorn's short gown
Monmouth County Historical Society, Freehold, NJ. Gift of Mrs. Charles G. Bennet and Miss Louise Hartshorne, 1935

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop Stitch-In: Make Elizabeth Dorn’s Gown (Virtual)

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This four-week virtual workshop will introduce participants to fashion history and how to make your own short gown based on Elizabeth “Betty” Dorn’s short gown.
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Read The Revolution Founding Footnotes Large

Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes: Unraveling Our Newly Acquired Archive with Dr. Aimee Newell

March 24, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Revolution Society and George Washington Council members are invited to join us for the latest Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes, an online conversation series sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.
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Katelyn Appiah-Kubi portrays Elizabeth Freeman wearing a blue dress with white apron and hat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2024 at the Museum

January 13-15, 2024
Honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over MLK Weekend at the Museum to discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learn what it takes to change the world.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

January 28, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Dr. Jessica Millward will join the Museum to discuss her recent book, Finding Charity's Folk, and how slavery, freedom, and liberation were intertwined in the experiences of African American women in the Revolutionary era.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

Juneteenth with the Museum

June 17-21, 2021
Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to mark the anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 26-28, 2021
Over Thanksgiving Weekend, join us at the Museum to explore our new special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, walk through a wintery scene in Revolution Place, make your own cookie molds for the holidays, and much more for the whole family.
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A Museum curator talks to three guests in Witness to Revolution at the partial recreation of one end of Washington's tent.

Labor Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

August 31 - September 2, 2024
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum to explore our Witness to Revolution 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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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Gordon Wood

October 26, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Gordon S. Wood joins the Museum for a hybrid onsite and online event as part of our 2021-22 Read the Revolution Speaker Series with a discussion on his new book, Power and Liberty.
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Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

AmRev Presents: A Veterans Day Premiere of "Meet James Forten"

November 11, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Experience the premiere of the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," and hear from the playwright, actor, and the Museum about how the performance was made.
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William Hogeland's headshot of a white man, bald with a beard and glasses, to the left of a photo of the First Bank in Philadelphia.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with William Hogeland

October 18, 2022 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian William Hogeland joins the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series for a lecture titled Hamilton's Hub: The First Bank of the U.S. in the Creation of the American Economy.
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