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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with LTC Seanegan P. Sculley

November 12, 2020 from 6-7:15 p.m.
LTC Seanegan P. Sculley will discuss his book Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 during Veterans Day Weekend.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Eight Local Students Join the Museum of the American Revolution for Annual Living History Youth Summer Institute

This summer marks the return of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, a six-week intensive course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era. This year’s program, which runs through Aug. 14, 2024, introduces eight participants to the museum field and the world of costumed historical interpretation, with a focus on enslaved and free people of African descent.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Museum’s Living History Youth Summer Institute Returns in July and August

This summer marks the return of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, a six-week intensive course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era. This year’s program, which runs from July 5, 2023 – August 11, 2023, introduces eight participants to the museum field and the world of costumed historical interpretation, with a focus on enslaved and free people of African descent.
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“Melted Majesty” Musket Ball Discovered at Monmouth Battlefield to be Displayed at Museum for July 9 Anniversary

Just hours after the words of the Declaration of Independence were first read to the army in New York on July 9, 1776, a mob of soldiers and sailors descended on Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan and tore down the gilded statue of King George III that stood there.
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This image depicts the book cover of Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes by Paul Staiti.

Of Arms and Artists

This excerpt from Paul Staiti discusses artist and Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull’s effort to create the paintings for the US Capitol Building.
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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America by James McWilliams. The title and author are written on the bottom of the cover. There is a pot of steaming food with a ladle on a red tablecloth. The top of the pot is in midair, as if being lifted off, to reveal the image of Washington crossing the Delaware River. IN the steam and in the background, there is the text of the Declaration.

A Revolution in Eating

This excerpt from James McWilliams shows how the first American cookbook in 1796 led to introducing American recipes alongside the traditional British ones
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Museum Marks 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth Virtually, June 19

On Friday, June 19, the Museum will celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a celebration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, and will explore the continuing struggle for equality.
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Mapping the Revolution

This excerpt from authors Richard Brown and Paul Cohen charts the territorial claims and geographic strategy behind military campaigns during the Revolutionary War.
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This image depicts the book cover of Memories War by Thomas Chambers.

Memories of War

In this excerpt, historian Thomas A. Chambers explores how people visited and commemorated battlefields between independence and the Civil War.
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This image depicts the book cover of Reporting The Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik. The background is a newspaper article text, black text written on a white background. On the left side of the cover, there is the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. On the right side of the book cover, there is a red box with white text written in it that says, “Before it was History, it was news.”

Reporting the Revolutionary War

This excerpt tells how a British decision to confiscate gunpowder from Williamsburg's magazine provoked outrage and action by the city's patriots.
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