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A visitor looks at a tableau scene depicting George Washington breaking up a fight among his troops in Harvard Yard.

The Road to Independence

Core Exhibition
How did people become Revolutionaries? Discover how the American colonists – most of them content and even proud British subjects – became Revolutionaries as the roots of rebellion took hold.
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This image depicts the book cover of Congress's Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union by Holly A. Mayer. The top of the image is a map of Canada. The title of the book is written in red in a box, mostly covering the map. The bottom half is a white background with a painting of a soldier marching and playing a drum.

Congress's Own

Read an excerpt from Holly Mayer's new book, Congress's Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union.
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This image depicts the book cover of Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. The cover shows a sole Indian man in a canoe in the water. His back is toward the viewer and he is looking down. There is a 13-star American flag draped in the background of the cover.

Forgotten Allies

Read an excerpt from Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin's Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution.
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Book cover for Tim McGrath's book Give Me a Fast Ship featuring the title in black text over a goldish brown background with stars and a painting of naval ships.

Give Me a Fast Ship

Read an excerpt from Tim McGrath's book, Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea.
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The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar by John Trumbull
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spain and the American Revolution

Examine the role Spain played in the American Revolution, who Spain's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Tempesta Di Mare Hessian Oboe Holiday Concert Event with Matthew Skic

AmRev Presents: A Hessian Holiday Concert with Tempesta di Mare

December 28, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Join the Museum for a hybrid concert and discussion exploring the surprising German influence on early American music performed by ensemble members of Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
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Concord Bridge The Nineteenth of April, 1775 painting by Don Troiani in the Museum's Liberty exhibit.

Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration & Shot Heard 'Round the World Commemoration

April 19-24, 2022
Join the Museum onsite and online to celebrate the Museum's fifth anniversary and to commemorate the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson later called it, that ignited the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.
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Fourth of July Week with the Museum

June 28 - July 5, 2021
Join the Museum for a weeklong Independence Day observation with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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Museum of the American Revolution

Indigenous Peoples Weekend with the Museum

October 9-11, 2021
Join us at the Museum and online to explore stories about Native Americans and the American Revolution, as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend.
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Museum of the American Revolution

Meet the Figures: Oneida Nation Theater

At the Museum's Oneida Nation Theater, featuring six life-cast figures and a film, meet Oneida people in the midst of a debate about how they will engage in the Revolutionary War.
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