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History Explorers Club: Who Was Ona Judge?

February 27, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month, dig into the story of Ona Judge, a woman who escaped enslavement from the home of President George Washington.
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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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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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Event graphic with the Black Founders exhibit logo, words in white font reading AmRev Presents A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship, and a portrait of James Forten.

AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship

October 19, 2023, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening panel discussion and reception inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Thanksgiving Weekend 2023: Closing Weekend of Black Founders Exhibit

November 24-26, 2023
Join us at the Museum over Thanksgiving weekend for the final weekend of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

SOLD OUT | Black Founders Documentary Screening & Reception

June 16, 2023, from 5:15-7 p.m.
Be among the first to see the new 26-minute film “Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia,” presented by WHYY and the Museum.
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A painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

CANCELLED | Black Founders Exhibit Educator Deep-Dive

February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Museum educators for an in-person workshop that pairs classroom instruction with exploration of our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Three visitors look at a pew from Mother Bethel AME Church in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Black Founders Educator Deep-Dive

May 17, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free virtual workshop will explore how to incorporate our new Black Founders teacher resource guide and 360-degree virtual tour into their classrooms.
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Three visitors look at a pew from Mother Bethel AME Church in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Member Morning: Black Founders Special Exhibition Tour

November 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow Museum Members for a 45-minute guided tour of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, before it closes on Nov. 26.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Behind Black Founders: A Lunch & Learn for Museum Members

June 3, 2023 from 12:30-3 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to an exclusive Saturday afternoon lunch and learn with buffet lunch, refreshments, and two special talks inspired by Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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