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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.

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Dig deeper into compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution through our interactive online learning experiences, Finding Freedom and Season of Independence.
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Finding Freedom: London - Robert Pleasants’s Letter to Benedict Arnold

On January 30, 1781, London’s former owner, Robert Pleasants, wrote this letter to British Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, the American turncoat. Pleasants described how he valued London and wanted him to be returned. Soldiers from Arnold’s army had encamped near Pleasants’s plantation, called “Curles Neck,” earlier that month and may have persuaded London and his uncle, Carter Jack, to join them. London never returned to the Pleasants’s plantation. 

Robert Pleasants Letterbook, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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Finding Freedom: Andrew - Additional Revolutionary War Pension Deposition

One year after he initially applied for a Revolutionary War pension from the United States Government, Andrew Ferguson returned to the courthouse in Monroe County, Indiana, to share more details about his military service during the war. This document records his additional testimony. Ferguson declared that he had hoped to apply for a pension 17 years earlier in response to Congress’s 1818 law that allowed impoverished Revolutionary War veterans to apply for financial support from the United States Government. However, at the time, Ferguson was told that “a Colored man could not get a pension.” Many veterans of African descent applied for and received pensions according to the 1818 legislation, but they encountered racial discrimination and intimidation during the application process.

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC/Fold3.com

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The British Are Coming Back! Living History Weekend Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Sept. 28-29

Two-day recreation the British occupation of Philadelphia, coinciding with the opening of Cost of Revolution: Life and Death of an Irish Solider.
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A painting of Washington at the Battle of Princeton, 1777
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AmRev Quizzo: Ten Crucial Days! with The American Battlefield Trust

December 16, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Join staff from the Museum of the American Revolution and the American Battlefield Trust for online history Quizzo.
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About Season of Independence

The Museum's online interactive feature, Season of Independence, explores the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776.
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Museum Wins Prestigious 2021 AASLH Award of Excellence for “Cost of Revolution” Exhibition

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced that the Museum of the American Revolution has received a 2021 Award of Excellence for its 2019-20 exhibition "Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier."
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Indigenous Peoples Weekend with the Museum

October 9-11, 2021
Join us at the Museum and online to explore stories about Native Americans and the American Revolution, as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend.
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This image depicts the book cover of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War exhibit catalog. The cover is a painting by Don Troiani titled “Battle of Bunker Hill.” The painting shows solders behind a dirt mound, with their rifles pointing toward the right of the image. There are cannonballs lodged into the ground in  front of them and smoke fills the sky.

Liberty

Read an excerpt from Don Troiani and the Museum's book Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, which accompanies the exhibit of the same name.
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