Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries this February. Plan Your Visit

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Actor Nathan Alford-Tate depicts a sailor in a blue coat holding a sailmaking fid in our Meet James Forten first-person theatrical performance.

AmRev Presents: “Meet James Forten” Performance & Panel Discussion

February 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist, with a discussion to follow.
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Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey

Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey: A Virtual Visit with Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills

February 25, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join the Museum and Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum's Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills for a virtual discussion on early Black voters, like Ephraim Hagerman, found on an 1801 New Jersey poll list.
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Visitors Look At A Portrait Of Charlotte Vandine Forten In Black Founders Credit Moar

AmRev Presents: Black Founders Women’s History Night with Kerri Greenidge

March 24, 2023 from 5:15-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, for an evening discussion on our Black Founders exhibit, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and more.
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A painting of Washington at the Battle of Princeton, 1777
Courtesy Don Troiani

AmRev Quizzo: Ten Crucial Days! with The American Battlefield Trust

December 16, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Join staff from the Museum of the American Revolution and the American Battlefield Trust for online history Quizzo.
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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
Courtesy of Marcus and Lorri Huey

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Meet James Forten First-Person Theatrical Performance

Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and Antebellum

January 19, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free virtual workshop as we welcome Julie Winch, acclaimed author of A Gentleman of Color, to explore the roots of the American abolition movement through the lens of Black Revolutionary James Forten and his family.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

February 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us for the Members-only preview of our new exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs in Prague.
Prague PROMS

AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Musical Experience with The Jeremy Winston Chorale

May 12, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeremy Winston Chorale will join the Museum on Friday, May 12, to present a concert inspired by the world of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, including the world premiere of a new choral work.
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History Explorers Club: Pets of the Revolution

September 25, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the pets of the American Revolutionary era, including Benjamin Franklin's pet squirrel, at our family-friendly September History Explorers Club.
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A canvas ditty bag with a fid, sewing needles, and a thimble.

CANCELLED | Artisan Workshop: Make a Ditty Bag

April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for this one-day, in-person workshop to learn “plain sewing” to create a Revolutionary sailor’s linen ditty bag, similar to a modern tote bag, inspired by original examples in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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