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The Grimkes

Read an excerpt from Kerri K. Greenidge's book, The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.
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Bring the Whole Family to the Museum this Thanksgiving Weekend for Ornament-Making, Holiday Shopping, and More, Nov. 25 – 27

This Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, join us at the Museum of the American Revolution to kick off the holiday season with immersive exhibits and activities the whole family will enjoy, including ornament-making, pop-up talks, and discovery carts.
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A costumed living history interpreter demonstrates sewing a sail.

Makers of Revolutionary Philadelphia Living History Day

May 20, 2023
Join several historical tradespeople at the Museum to do hands-on crafts and activities, see demonstrations of 18th-century skills and trades, and meet the people who made the Revolution in 1770s Philadelphia.
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A family compares textures of pieces of sail cloth in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Educator Open House 2023

October 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
K-12 educators are invited to join the Museum's Group Sales and School Programs teams to learn more about our field trip experiences.
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A blue sight with gold engraved text reads Christ Church Open Daily 9-5 hangs outside the church in Old City Philadelphia.

"Meet James Forten" Performance & Discussion at Christ Church

August 18, 2022 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance at historic Christ Church, located just blocks from the Museum in Old City, Philadelphia.
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In the News: 1774 Newspaper Printing of Phillis Wheatley's Letter Rebuking Slavery

A searing rebuke of slavery and a soaring defense of human equality, a 1774 newspaper printing of a letter written by African American poet Phillis Wheatley is now part of the Museum's collection.
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This rare eyewitness Revolutionary War sketch depicts pen and ink drawings of the Continental Army's North Carolina Brigade and female camp followers marching through Philadelphia in August 1777.

Rare, Newly Discovered Eyewitness Sketch of Continental Army Sheds New Light on Wartime Life

An eyewitness pen-and-ink sketch depicting Continental Army soldiers and camp followers marching through Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 1777, which has never been documented or published by historians, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Long-Lost Revolutionary War Diary of John Claypoole, Husband of Betsy Ross, Discovered and Donated to Museum

Discovered in a shoebox in a Northern California garage, the long-lost Revolutionary War diary of John Claypoole is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Common Sense

This excerpt comes from the section "Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs" from Common Sense, the influential pamphlet by Thomas Paine.
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Founding Friendships by Cassandra Good

Founding Friendships

This excerpt from Cassandra Good shows how women gained political access, influence, and information through their male friends in political office.
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