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Balliol College Partnership on Teaching Slavery in the Age of Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution and Balliol College (University of Oxford, U.K.) offered a multi-year teacher professional development program to support educators in the United States and United Kingdom in teaching the significance and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag with American Repertory Theater

Watch this March 2022 event hosted by American Repertory Theater and the Museum for a conversation exploring Betsy Ross’s influence on the cultural memory of women’s contributions to the American Revolution.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Big Idea 3: An Ongoing Symbol of the Revolution

Learn about how George Washington's tent made its way from the Custis-Lee family to Valley Forge to its permanent home today at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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History Explorers

As a History Explorer, meet with Museum staff and special guests to play games, make art, hear stories, solve riddles, and explore the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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SOLD OUT | 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award Gala

June 9, 2022 from 6-10 p.m.
This Museum is pleased to honor award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and journalist Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the 2022 recipient of the Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award as well as Governor Edward G. Rendell as the inaugural Chairman's Award recipient.
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This image shows the book cover of Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When American Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776, by William Hogeland. The title of the book is written at the top of the page and William’s name is written at the bottom. The portrait on the cover shows a group of men on the street and they are burning money. One gentleman, with his back toward the viewer, raises his hat off his head with his right hand.

Declaration

This excerpt by William Hogeland explores the people, backroom politicking, and passions that ignited our pursuit of liberty during the American Revolution.
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This image shows the book cover of Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy Loane. The background is white and on the left hand side on the bottoms, there is a red box. Above the box is a painting of a snowy scene with George Washington taking off his hat. There is another officer to his left, with his back toward the viewer. And on the left side of the image is a woman dressed in red, bowing down.

Following the Drum

This excerpt from Nancy Loane focuses on female camp followers during the American Revolution: nurses, cooks, laundresses, and even ladies of privilege.
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The Road to Yorktown

Read an excerpt from Norman Desmarais's edited edition of The Road to Yorktown: The French Campaigns in the American Revolution, 1780-1783.
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Witness to Revolution National Standards Alignment

Learn how the Witness to Revolution teacher guide meets national standards for teaching history and social studies.
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An actor depicting James Forten. He has a rope and is wearing a hat. He is glancing away from the camera

James Forten: Growing up in the Revolution

October 27, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
What was it like to grow up during the Revolution? Join Museum educators as we discover the story of young revolutionary James Forten and how he – and other children and teens – experienced this turbulent time.
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