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Celebrate Black Founders with a Musical Experience Presented by The Jeremy Winston Chorale, May 12

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for a live musical experience on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., presented by The Jeremy Winston Chorale and inspired by the Museum’s special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 20 Chorale members and led by composer and artistic director Jeremy Winston, the concert will celebrate the life of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and explore Philadelphia’s rich musical history through storytelling and song.
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"Black Founders" Women’s History Night with Award-Winning Author Dr. Kerri Greenidge, March 24

Award-winning author and historian Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge will join the Museum of the American Revolution for Black Founders Women’s History Night on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 5:15 – 8 p.m. Greenidge will discuss her recent book "The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family"
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Ancestry and Museum of the American Revolution Launch Free Digitized 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 are now accessible online to everyone at no cost, thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and Ancestry, the global leader in family history.
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Two male adolescents interactive with a digital map in Revolution Place. They are both dressed in Revolutionary-era clothing.

Join a Virtual Playdate for Kids with “History Explorers Club,” Nov. 18

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Storytelling and More
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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Groundbreaking Special Exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Opens in February 2023

A groundbreaking new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, will bring together – for the first time in a major museum exhibition – more than 100 historical artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his family’s tireless pursuit of liberty and equality from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Rare Powder Horn Illuminates Little-Known Story of Gershom Prince and Other Black Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

A powder horn of Black Revolutionary War soldier Gershom Prince, killed at the Battle of Wyoming in Northeastern Pennsylvania, now on display
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Free Virtual Conversation to Explore “The Revolutionary Promise of Citizenship,” Oct. 14

Episode is Part of the Museum’s AmRev360 Web Series Free Virtual Spanish-Language Tour During Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 15
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New “Third Tuesdays” Series Kicks Off Sept. 19

The Museum of the American Revolution’s new “Third Tuesdays: History After Hours” series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday evening of each month, featuring special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. The next “Third Tuesdays” event this year will take place on Oct. 17. They will resume in January 2018.
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Only Two Months Left to See Groundbreaking Special Exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, On View Through Nov. 26

Only two months remain to see the Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which runs through Nov. 26, 2023, exclusively at the Museum.
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couple looking at a flag in the Flags and Founding Documents Exhibit

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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