New Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent special exhibit now open. Info & Tickets

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Black Founders Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to discover the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, successful businesman, and stalwart abolitionist James Forten and his family.
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Unit 6: Elder James Forten's World

The purpose of this unit is for students to explore how and why communities change as well as consider how individuals can make positive changes within their communities.
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True Colours & Washington Standard Projects

Follow the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships during the Revolutionary War as well as General George Washington's headquarters flag.
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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Give the Gift of the Revolution! Holiday Gift Ideas from the Museum

Gift Memberships, Any Day Tickets, and Unique Items from the Museum Shop
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Stacy Schiff

January 31, 2024, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff will join the Museum, in partnership with The Carpenters' Company, for a discussion inspired by her most recent book, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams.
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Museum Pilots Citizenship Initiative to Prepare Philadelphia-Area Immigrants to Become Engaged U.S. Citizens

This summer, the Museum of the American Revolution is piloting a new initiative to help aspiring citizens in the Philadelphia area prepare for U.S. citizenship, the first time a program like this has been offered at a Philadelphia museum.
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Museum of the American Revolution Marks Six Months Until Opening

Exactly 235 years after the Surrender at Yorktown, the Museum of the American Revolution will also celebrate a milestone, as Oct. 19, 2016 officially marks six months before the new Museum opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
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American Repertory Theater and Museum of the American Revolution to Co-Present “Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag,” March 16

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Museum of the American Revolution will co-present the free virtual event “Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag” on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., during Women’s History Month.
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First Oval Office Project at Penn's McNeil Center with the Living History Youth Summer Institute

August 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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