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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum

November 11-13, 2022
This Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, join the Museum in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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Image 101320 16x9 Transparent Rtr163 Brumwell Turncoat Cover

Turncoat

Read an excerpt from Stephen Brumwell's Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty.
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The Widow Washington

Read an excerpt from Martha Saxton's book, The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington.
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Two Asian American female children utilize the objects within Revolution Place. They are both seated at a wooden table. The child on the left is writing with a quill pen and smiling, while the child on the right is pretended to pour cream into her silver teacup. On the table to her left is a silver tea pot.

Satell Institute Youth Enrichment Programs

Partnering with the Satell Institute, the Museum is excited to offer two new virtual programs for all future historians ages 7-11 as part of the SI Youth Enrichment Series.
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Portrait of William Shakespeare from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Founders' Writings on Their Admiration of William Shakespeare

Take a look at the deep appreciation many founders, like George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, had for William Shakespeare and their recurring citations of his work.
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Dr. R. Scott Stephenson sits on the left facing archaeologist Wade Catts in the Museum galleries.

AmRev360: Digging into New Discoveries with Archaeologist Wade Catts

Archaeologist Wade Catts joined the season four premiere of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, to discuss the recent discoveries at Red Bank Battlefield.
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True Colours maker Ruth Hodges shows a young girl a reproduction American flag she sewed for the project.

Experience 18th-Century Skills and Trades at a Weekend Living History Event, May 14-15

From shoemakers to flagmakers, woodworkers, and more, nearly 30 costumed historical tradespeople will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Revolutionary Artisans & Makers: A Living History Event.
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Purple Heart Truck to Stop in Philadelphia as Part of a 7,800-Mile Journey, June 20

A bright purple Ford F-150 truck will be parked on the outdoor plaza of the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the 2018 Purple Heart Truck Run. Driven exclusively by amputee veterans, the mobility-enabled truck is making a 7,800 mile journey across America to raise awareness for mobility issues faced by combat-wounded veterans.
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Gingerbread Baking Demonstration and Tasting with Bestselling Author Anne Byrn

Gingerbread is the most revolutionary of all American cakes, with a rich history in early American culture. On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Anne Byrn will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a family-friendly illustrated talk, book signing, and gingerbread baking demonstration based on her most recent book, American Cake.
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The British Are Coming Back! Living History Event Recreates British Occupation of Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation during Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.
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