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“When Women Lost the Vote” Virtual Exhibit Now Live

The Museum’s groundbreaking special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 is now available to virtual visitors from around the world through a robust, free online experience.
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A painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

CANCELLED | Black Founders Exhibit Educator Deep-Dive

February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Museum educators for an in-person workshop that pairs classroom instruction with exploration of our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A Museum curator talks to three guests in Witness to Revolution at the partial recreation of one end of Washington's tent.

Labor Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

August 31 - September 2, 2024
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum to explore our Witness to Revolution special exhibit, participate in family-friendly activities and crafts, and more as we wrap up A Revolutionary Summer. Children 12 years old and younger will receive free Museum admission throughout the holiday weekend.
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This image shows Owen Madden's tune book. It is rectangular and displayed against a plain, white background. The book is in good condition, but rather worn out in the middle running down the middle.

Owen Madden's Tune Book

This handwritten tune book, attributed to Owen Madden, includes actual scores for the music of the American Revolution period.
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A painting by Don Troiani on view alongside objects depicted in the painting in the Museum's Liberty Exhibit

CANCELLED | Historical Art and Objects as Teaching Tools

This onsite workshop has been cancelled.
This onsite workshop examining paintings of historical events alongside objects from the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, has been cancelled.
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"Meet Rebecca VanDike" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying Rebecca VanDike, an early woman voter in New Jersey, produced in conjunction with our 2020-21 past special exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote.
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"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won, produced in conjunction with our 2020-21 exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote.
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Young Friends Tour: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

August 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Young Friends of the Museum are invited for a special opportunity to join a guided tour of our summer exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today, with an exhibit expert.
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Young Friends Tour: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

July 31, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Young Friends of the Museum are invited for a special opportunity to join a guided tour of our summer exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today, with an exhibit expert.
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"Success to Boston" Mug

Inscribed “Success to ye city of Boston, Liberty For Ever” with a fantastical townscape, this English mug evokes the early years of the American Revolution.
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