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Jordan Smith dresses in traditional Mohawk clothing at the Museum as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend in 2022.

Explore Native American History and Culture During Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum, October 7-9

Celebrate Native American history and culture during the Museum of the American Revolution’s annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration from Saturday, Oct. 7 – Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. The weekend will include traditional Native American dance performances and storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and other special activities for all ages.
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Museum Wins Prestigious 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence for “When Women Lost the Vote” Special Exhibition

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2022 Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its 2020-2021 special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, which explored the little-known story of women and free people of color legally voting in New Jersey following the Revolutionary War.
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Opening Weekend of "When Women Lost the Vote" Special Exhibition, Oct. 2-4

Register to Vote on the Museum’s Outdoor Plaza, Oct. 3-4 Cast a Ballot and Pose for a Photo at a Voting Selfie Station and Get an “I Vote” Sticker
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Celebrate Black History Month with “Black Founders” Exhibit Opening and Special Events for All Ages this February

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum of the American Revolution this February. Through a groundbreaking new special exhibition, an engaging forum on race, powerful theatrical performances, and more, visitors can experience a more inclusive – and thus, more accurate – history of our nation’s founding.
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This image shows the book cover of Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle by Mark Lender and Gary Stone. The title of the book is written in red at the top of the image and the subtitle is written in white at the bottom of the image. The cover is a portrait of a young George Washington, on horseback, with a sword in his right hand pointing upward in the midst of a battle.

Fatal Sunday

Read this excerpt that offers a glimpse into the aftermath of Battle of Monmouth, detailing the gruesome task left to victors of burying the dead.
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First Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence

This July 6, 1776 issue of the Pennsylvania Evening Post presented the first newspaper printing of the newly adopted Declaration of Independence.
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Dr. R. Scott Stephenson with artist Don Troiani at the Liberty Exhibit Opening

Enjoy an Evening Conversation with Nationally Renowned Historical Artist Don Troiani Onsite and Online, June 28

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for a special evening with nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 5:15 – 8 p.m.
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Museum's Sixth Anniversary & Shot Heard 'Round the World Commemoration

April 19, 2023
Mark the Museum's sixth anniversary and the 248th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
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The image depicts Colonists Citizens Constitutions book cover by James Hrdlicka. It is a blue cover with a photo of the first few lines of the constitution. “We, the people of the United States,” is a visible.

Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions

Read an excerpt from James Hrdlicka's exhibition book Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic.
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This image shows the front cover of Joseph Plumb Martin's memoir in aged dark brown with black text to the left, and to the right is the book open to the title page with aging beige color paper and black text.

Joseph Plumb Martin's Memoir

Titled A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier, Joseph Plumb Martin’s memoir is one of the best resources to learn about common soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
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