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Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution Now Open
On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. On April 19, 2017 – the 242nd anniversary of that “shot heard ‘round the world” – history was made once again as Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public.Read Press Release
SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a SamplerMarch 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.Go to Event
Celebrate the End of Tax Season with “Death and Taxes” Event
Celebrate the end of tax season with the "Death or Taxes" event, apart of the Museum's History After Hours monthly program seriesRead Press Release
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
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
Author and Historian Katharine Gerbner to Discuss Slavery in the Quaker World During the 17th Century
Dr. Katharine Gerbner will discuss the early history of slavery within the Quaker community and how it contributed to modern concepts of race.Read Press Release
The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Nov. 5-6
In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event, Occupied Philadelphia, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Read Press Release
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.Go to Event
Living History at Home: Making Posset
The Museum's Tyler Putman and Mark Turdo mix up a festive drink, show examples of posset cups found in an archaeological dig at the site of the Museum, and talk about the history of the drink.Read More