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It’s a Revolutionary Summer at the Museum of the American Revolution

June 21 marks the official start of summer, and the Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating by announcing extended hours, special programs, a happy hour series and family fun all summer long. From June 17 – Sept. 4, the Museum will feature extended summertime hours from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. For the month of July, hours will be extended even further until 7pm. After Labor Day, Museum hours will return to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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This image shows the book cover of The Martyr and the Traitor by Virginia DeJohn Anderson. It is an illustration tinted in blue of a village and fields in the background. In the foreground, there is a noose hanging on the right side of the image.

The Martyr and the Traitor

This excerpt from Virginia DeJohn Anderson adds complexity to our understanding of choosing sides in the Revolutionary era.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Kings Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville.

The King's Three Faces

This excerpt from Brendan McConville discusses the physical and symbolic destruction of objects associated with the British Monarchy.
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This image depicts the book cover of Patriot Pirates by Robert Patton. The word “patriots” is written in black” while the rest of the text is written in red. The book cover is a painting of four ships at sea. One is flying an American flag while one is flying a British flag.

Patriot Pirates

This excerpt from Robert Patton presents the story of America's seaborne insurgency against British merchant ships and Navy.
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Memory's Daughters by Susan Stabile Book Cover

Memory's Daughters

Read an excerpt from Susan Stabile's book, Memory's Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America.
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Book cover for Feeding Washington's Army by Ricardo A. Herrera featuring an image of Harrington Fitzgerald's painting Valley Forge Winter.

Feeding Washington's Army

Read an excerpt from Ricardo A. Herrera's book, Feeding Washington's Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778.
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The image shows the book cover of Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton. It is a blue cover with Mary’s name written in red font at the top of the image. The title of the book is written in white font in the middle of the image.

Liberty's Daughters

Read an excerpt from Mary Beth Norton's book, Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800.
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The Grimkes by Kerri Greenidge Book book cover.

The Grimkes

Read an excerpt from Kerri K. Greenidge's book, The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.
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Cover of W. Jeffrey Bolster's book Black Jacks.

Black Jacks

Read an excerpt from W. Jeffrey Bolster's book, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.
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Cover for Norman Donoghue's book Prisoner's of Congress which features a blue illustration of the top of Independence Hall atop the book title in blue over a beige background.

Prisoners of Congress

Read an excerpt from Norman E. Donoghue II's book, Prisoners of Congress: Philadelphia’s Quakers in Exile, 1777-1778.
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