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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month this March

Discover the stories of Revolutionary women at the Museum of the American Revolution during Women’s History Month this March. Throughout the month, enjoy a pay-what-you-wish Women’s History Night, a theatrical performance based on the story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, and other events and activities that bring to life the powerful, diverse experiences of women of the Revolutionary era.
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A historical marker at the location of James Forten and his family's home on Lombard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Member Morning: Black Founders of Philadelphia Walking Tour

September 3, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow Museum Members to explore Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history through a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of the Museum's neighborhood.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Laurel Ulrich Reflects on “The Age of Homespun” During Women’s History Month

Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will discuss her pioneering work The Age of Homespun during Women’s History Month, part of the Read the Revolution series
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A visitor looks at the When Women Lost the Vote tableau featuring two white women and a woman of color voting in New Jersey in 1811.

Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month this March

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Museum of the American Revolution this March to uncover a fuller, more inclusive history of the nation’s beginnings. Discover lesser-known stories of Revolutionary women through immersive workshops and seminars, in-gallery programming, extensive online resources, and more. Throughout Women’s History Month, be sure to explore our newest special exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" to learn the diverse stories of the women who played critical roles in the tent's journey.
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A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution

This excerpt includes a journal entry of a young Hessian soldier during the month of July 1781, the summer before the surrender at Yorktown.
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Juan Giarrizzo leads a Spanish-language tour at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Guided Spanish-Language Tour of Core Galleries

September 24, 2022 at 2 p.m.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a Spanish-translated tour of the Museum’s core galleries, led by the Museum's Dr. Tyler Putman and translated by Dr. Juan Giarrizzo.
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Cheyney McKnight interacts with a young guest in Revolution Place for the Museum's Meet the Revolution program in 2019.

‘Meet the Revolution’ Series Sheds Light on the Lives of Revolutionary-Era Black Women and Men this Summer

This summer, four Black costumed living history interpreters will join the Museum of the American Revolution for short-term residencies to portray and discuss free and enslaved craftspeople of African descent through hands-on demonstrations, storytelling, and conversation.
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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Historic Forten Family Bible Donated to Museum of the American Revolution by Descendants of James Forten

An historic Bible, connected to one of the most significant African American families in Philadelphia’s history, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution by Atwood “Kip” Forten Jacobs and his daughter Taylor Jacqueline Rodriguez Jacobs, direct descendants of Black Revolutionary War veteran and abolitionist James Forten. The Bible is currently on display – for the first time in public – in the Museum’s special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs in Prague.
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Celebrate Black Founders with a Musical Experience Presented by The Jeremy Winston Chorale, May 12

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for a live musical experience on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., presented by The Jeremy Winston Chorale and inspired by the Museum’s special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 20 Chorale members and led by composer and artistic director Jeremy Winston, the concert will celebrate the life of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and explore Philadelphia’s rich musical history through storytelling and song.
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From left to right, Stephen Bradley, Derek Green, Kurt Evans, Jason Coles, and Nia Eubanks sit on a panel about Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia.

Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Watch the Museum's October 2023 panel discussion inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in the Black Founders special exhibition.
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