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Dueling Pottery Wheels, Conservation Demonstrations and Crafts at Ceramics-Themed “History After Hours” Event, Nov. 13

Philadelphia earned a reputation in the 1700’s as the capital city of craft, and the city’s maker movement is still alive and well today. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution’s Ceramics in the City-themed History After Hours event will celebrate the craftspeople, artisans, and artificers who made the Revolution possible and those who continue to make Philadelphia a hub for the handmade.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project to Perform a Lyrical MLK Celebration, Jan. 18

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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.

Museum’s Living History Youth Summer Institute Returns in July and August

This summer marks the return of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, a six-week intensive course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era. This year’s program, which runs from July 5, 2023 – August 11, 2023, introduces eight participants to the museum field and the world of costumed historical interpretation, with a focus on enslaved and free people of African descent.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project to Perform Free Virtual Concert as Part of Museum’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15-18

On Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., tune into the Museum’s YouTube channel for a free virtual concert by vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project
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Museum Joins Historic District Sites in Partnership in Support of Ukraine

The Museum of the American Revolution joins several well-known sites and institutions in Philadelphia’s historic district, the birthplace of democracy, in partnership to support democratic ideals in Ukraine and around the world.
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Panelists Errin Haines and Dr. Jesse McCarthy to Discuss “A Way Forward” During Forum on Racial Understanding Hosted with the Dennis Farm, Feb. 25

In partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution, the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust will present the sixth annual Lonaé A. Moore Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding." The theme of this year's forum is "A Way Forward" with a focus on how to make sure the full stories of our nation’s past, including the contributions of people of African descent, are told today.
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Harvard University’s Dr. Vincent Brown to Discuss New Book on 18th-Century Slave Rebellion Tacky’s Revolt, Feb. 12

A press release related to Harvard University historian Dr. Vincent Brown speaking at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Declare Your Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution’s July 4th Weekend Celebration

From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018, explore the Declaration's history and continuing legacy at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages. Throughout the weekend, visitors and passersby can declare how they are carrying forward the ideals of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. Inside, visitors can sign their name to a giant Declaration of Independence in the Museum’s rotunda and take home a complimentary pocket-sized Declaration of Independence.
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Celebrate a Virtual Thanksgiving Weekend with the Museum

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Historian Dr. Kari J. Winter to Discuss Powerful Memoir of Formerly Enslaved Revolutionary War Veteran Jeffrey Brace, Feb. 17

Historian and author Dr. Kari J. Winter will discuss the rare and powerful memoir of Jeffrey Brace, an enslaved man who won his freedom through service during the Revolutionary War, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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