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Only One Month Remains to See "Flags and Founding Documents" Special Exhibition, on View through Sept. 6

Only one month remains to experience more than 40 rare American flags displayed alongside historic documents in the Museum of the American Revolution’s special summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776 – Today.
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This image depicts the book cover of American Cake by Anne Byrn. The book cover shows a white frosted cake with pink rose petals on top. The cake sits on a white cake stand with more petals surrounding the right side of the stand. Below this image is the title of the book. Below the title of the book are three smaller photographs of cakes dated 1770, 1903, and 1963.

Double Feature: Gingerbread

Read these excerpts featuring Colonial recipes along with tempting and intriguing stories about our early American culinary history.
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Museum Launches Spanish-Language Audio Tour During Hispanic Heritage Month

Visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can now experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive core galleries with a newly launched Spanish-language audio tour, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Forten Family Artifacts on Loan from Howard University in Black Founders Exhibit

Take a closer look at the Forten family artifacts that the Howard University Moorland-Spingarn Research Center loaned to the Museum for our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Black Founders Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.
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The Right to Vote

Read an excerpt from Alexander Keyssar's book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States.
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This image shows the book cover of Forged in Philadelphia by Rebecca Eckfeldt Gibby. It is an illustration of five gentlemen standing outside a building during the daytime.

Forged in Philadelphia

Read an excerpt from Rebecca Eckfeldt Gibby's children's book where she uncovers the history of her Revolutionary-era ancestor from Philadelphia.
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Make a Revolutionary Fashion Statement at Museum’s History After Hours Event, Sept. 25

What does your wardrobe say about you? From your favorite sports team’s gear to MAGA hats and “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, clothing can speak louder than words regarding the causes you support, both personally and politically. But the “wear your cause” movement is nothing new.
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Ancestry® and Museum of the American Revolution Partner to Digitize Archive Connected to Black and Native American Soldiers from the Revolutionary War

Nearly 200 rare documents bearing the names of Black and Native American soldiers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War will soon be accessible to everyone at no cost, thanks to a new partnership between Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and Ancestry®
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Living History Demonstrations

Dive deeper into Revolutionary era living history with Artisan Field Trips, Meet the Revolution interviews, cooking demos, and more.
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