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The British Are Back! Living History Event on November 6 Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event Occupied Philadelphia on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution Now Open

On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. On April 19, 2017 – the 242nd anniversary of that “shot heard ‘round the world” – history was made once again as Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public.
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Celebrate the End of Tax Season with “Death and Taxes” Event

Celebrate the end of tax season with the "Death or Taxes" event, apart of the Museum's History After Hours monthly program series
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Author and Historian Katharine Gerbner to Discuss Slavery in the Quaker World During the 17th Century

Dr. Katharine Gerbner will discuss the early history of slavery within the Quaker community and how it contributed to modern concepts of race.
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The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Nov. 5-6

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event, Occupied Philadelphia, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution with Special Exhibits and Events for the Whole Family, June 30 – July 4

What do the American Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality mean to you? Explore this question and more with special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution over Fourth of July Weekend, Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Throughout the weekend, visitors can listen to pop-up talks, enjoy neighborhood walking tours, watch first-person theatrical performances, explore our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, and more.
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Learn 18th-Century Social Dances at A Winter’s Ball as Part of Museum’s “History After Hours” Event on Jan. 22

The event was a part of the Museum’s series of monthly History After Hours events which featured evening hours, special themed programs, and more.
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Museum Hosts “Seafarers and Stargazers” After-Hours Event, May 21

The museum hosts "Seafarers and Stargazers" as part of their History After Hours monthly series, learn about astrology and astronomy in the 18th century
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Last Chance to See Two Highly Detailed 18th-Century Paintings of Yorktown Battle

Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.
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Archaeological Excavation at Site of New Museum of the American Revolution Traces Philadelphia’s Transformation Since the 17th Century

As the Museum rises, it marks a new phase in the transformation of a site that has a history as long as the city itself.
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