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Celebrate Revolutionary Women this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8-10

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Cozy Up for A Revolutionary Virtual Winter Break

Cozy up at home for unexpected stories and virtual experiences for the whole family during A Revolutionary Virtual Winter Break.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence by T.H. Breen. The bottom of the book cover is black, and the author’s name is written in white text. The middle of the cover is white, and the text is written in red and black. And the top of the cover is an image of ships docking and people on the docks.

The Marketplace of Revolution

This excerpt from T.H. Breen looks at how one city’s rebellion, the Boston Tea Party, became an entire people’s war and created a common cause of America.
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This image shows the book cover of Revolutionary by Alex Myers. The righthand side of the cover is blue, while the left-hand side is red and white striped. There is a female figure in a blue dress and black boots holding a rifle, which is pointed downward, in her left hand. Only the left side of her body is visible as the rest runs off the cover page. She is on the left side of the book cover.

Revolutionary

Read an excerpt from Alex Myers's historical fiction novel on Deborah Sampson, a woman who joined the Continental Army at the age of 21 disguised as a man.
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Power of the Press-Themed Evening on May 15 as Part of History After Hours Series

Think “fake news” is a new phenomenon? Learn how propaganda was used by both sides to shape opinion during the Revolutionary War, and explore the stories behind Revolutionary-era printing and political expression during a Power of the Press-themed evening on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 8 p.m.
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Discover Black Voters in Early New Jersey with Virtual Event, Feb. 25

Local “History Detectives” Will Join Museum Curators for a Discussion on Recovering Lost Black History During Black History Month
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El Museo Presenta Audio Tour en Español Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Los visitantes del Museo de la Revolución Americana podrán ahora disfrutar de las principales galerías del museo acompañados de un servicio de audio tour en español lanzado recientemente, a tiempo para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana.
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Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

Extreme political polarization, splintered political parties, and a dysfunctional Congress could be ripped from today’s headlines, but prolific author, scholar, and Yale University historian Joanne Freeman argues that they have a long and ominous history.
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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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A conjectural portrait of Deborah

Finding Freedom: Deborah

This is Deborah. She grew up at Mount Vernon, enslaved to George Washington. In 1781, when she was 16 years old, she made a decision that changed her life.
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