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"Meet Joseph Plumb Martin" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying Continental Army soldier Joseph Plumb Martin. This was the Museum's first original theatrical piece and debuted in 2018.
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Explore the Stories of Unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum and Online During Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries with the Museum this February.
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A young female visitor draws a picture. Behind her is a 13-star flag, which was part of the Museum's 2019 summer exhibition, A New Constellation.

History Explorers Club: Flag Facts

June 26, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Museum to learn about how flags come to represent countries or states and how they can communicate before creating your own at our family-friendly June History Explorers Club.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

CANCELLED | African Americans in the Revolutionary Era

This onsite workshop has been cancelled.
Join educators in-person at the Museum for a workshop combining classroom instruction with gallery exploration as we discuss these questions and shares resources and records for learning and teaching.
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Seeing the Other Side

February 2, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This free teacher workshop will introduce educators to sources representing diverse perspectives from King George III and Parliament to merchants and common soldiers.
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Seeing the Other Side

April 21, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free workshop that will introduce sources representing diverse perspectives from King George III and Parliament to merchants and common soldiers.
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First Oval Office Project at Somerset County's Journey Through the Past Weekend

October 8-9, 2022
Join the Museum at Somerset County Courthouse Green from Oct. 8-9 for Somerset County's 17th annual Journey Through the Past weekend, where we will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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In the News: 1774 Newspaper Printing of Phillis Wheatley's Letter Rebuking Slavery

A searing rebuke of slavery and a soaring defense of human equality, a 1774 newspaper printing of a letter written by African American poet Phillis Wheatley is now part of the Museum's collection.
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Season of Independence

Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776. Encounter the perspectives of real men and women on all sides of the debate.
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American Revolution Center and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Present Lecture on Benjamin Rush

The museum and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia co-sponsored a lecture at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on the life of Benjamin Rush.
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