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Museum of the American Revolution

Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Special Exhibits, Events, and Activities for All Ages, July 1 – 5

Enjoy special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution during Fourth of July Weekend from Friday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

Explore Stories of Unsung Black Revolutionaries During Juneteenth Weekend at the Museum, June 18 – 20

Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, with the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 18 – Monday, June 20, 2022, and explore the continuing struggle for equality for all.
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Only Seven Weeks Remain to See "Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War" Special Exhibition, on View Through Sept. 5

Only seven weeks remain to see "Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War" at the Museum of the American Revolution, the special exhibition’s exclusive venue.
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This image depicts the book cover of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The cover is tan and the text is written in black. In the center, there is a portrait of Hamilton from the chest up.

Curators' Book List on Alexander Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the Broadway hit musical Hamilton: An American Musical.
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200th Edition Museum Staff Picks Reading List includes A People’s History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael; John Adams by David McCullough; Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; American Revolutions: A Continental History 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor; The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young; and Spies in the Continental Capital by John A. Nagy. The books are stacked on top of one another on a wooden bench outside on a sunny day. The books and the bench are in clear view while the background is blurred.

Reading List: Read the Revolution 200th Edition Staff Picks

To celebrate the our 200th edition of Read the Revolution, Museum staff picked their favorite books about the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen. It is a white cover with Our written in very large font in the center. The color of Our Declaration is a shade of brown. A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality is written in red underneath. Danielle’s name is written in black at the bottom of the cover. There are three lines at the top and bottom of the cover that show the signers’ names in blue.

Our Declaration

Read an excerpt from Danielle Allen's book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

The Unlikely Travels of Washington's War Tent

February 20, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join educators from the Museum and American Battlefield Trust for a free teacher workshop to explore how the story of George Washington's headquarters tent spans both the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

May 27-29, 2023
Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Living History Youth Summer Institute

The Museum offers a six-week intensive summer course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era.
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Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with the Whole Family, Feb. 19-21

During Presidents Day Weekend from Saturday, Feb. 19 – Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, explore the life, leadership, and legacy of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted.
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