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Henry Louis Gates Jr. to be Awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award on June 9

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that renowned Harvard University historian and award-winning filmmaker and author Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at an evening gala at the Museum on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Awarded 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at Sold-Out Gala on June 9

Harvard University historian and award-winning filmmaker and author Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at a sold-out evening gala at the Museum of the American Revolution on June 9, 2022.
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“When Women Lost the Vote” Virtual Exhibit Now Live

The Museum’s groundbreaking special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 is now available to virtual visitors from around the world through a robust, free online experience.
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Celebrate the Freedom Stories of Black Revolutionaries This Juneteenth at the Museum

First-Person Theatrical Performances, Onsite and Online, Showcase the Lives and Decisions of 18th-Century African Americans and People of African Descent
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Past And Prologue by Michael Hattem

Past and Prologue

Read an excerpt from Michael Hattem's book, Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye. It is a painting of Charles, wearing a blue suit, sitting in a brown chair.

Financier of the Revolution

Read an excerpt from Charles Rappleye about the rise and fall of Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris.
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Cover of The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten featuring a photograph of an older Charlotte.

The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten

Read an excerpt from The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten, edited by Ray Allen Billington.
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African Founders book cover by David Hackett Fischer.

African Founders

Read an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer's book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals.
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A painting by Don Troiani on view alongside objects depicted in the painting in the Museum's Liberty Exhibit

Museum Wins 2023 PA Museums Statewide Special Achievement Award for “Liberty” Exhibition

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2023 Special Achievement Award from PA Museums for its 2021-2022 special exhibition Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War. The Museum also received an S.K. Stevens Award for its 2020-21 special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.
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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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