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Living History Youth Summer Institute Closing Ceremony honored five students for completing the six-week course.

First-Ever Class Graduates from Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute

Learn more about the first-ever graduating class of the Museum's inaugural Living History Youth Summer Institute.
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Meet James Forten First-Person Theatrical Performance

Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and Antebellum

January 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.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

February 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.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs in Prague.
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AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Musical Experience with The Jeremy Winston Chorale

May 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.
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Revolutionary Gifts for Dads and Grads

No matter whether you're celebrating a recent grad or the father figure in your life, our Revolutionary gift guide is here with gift ideas for history buffs of any age.
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History Explorers

As a History Explorer, meet with Museum staff and special guests to play games, make art, hear stories, solve riddles, and explore the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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History Explorers Club: Pets of the Revolution

September 25, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the pets of the American Revolutionary era, including Benjamin Franklin's pet squirrel, at our family-friendly September History Explorers Club.
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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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Member Morning: Black Voices Highlights Tour

February 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a 60-minute Black Voices of the Revolution tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting a diverse set of stories, experiences, and objects related to people of African descent during the American Revolution.
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2022 Conference On Collecting The Revolutionary War Event Graphic featuring a wallet, powder horn, and a map.

2022 Conference on Collecting the Revolutionary War

The 2022 Conference of Collecting the Revolutionary War was held at the Museum to discuss how ideas about Revolutionary-era objects have influenced collecting and public history over the past 250 years.
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