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Meet James Forten First-Person Theatrical Performance

Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and Antebellum

January 19, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free virtual workshop as we welcome Julie Winch, acclaimed author of A Gentleman of Color, to explore the roots of the American abolition movement through the lens of Black Revolutionary James Forten and his family.
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Opening Weekend: When Women Lost the Vote

October 2-4, 2020
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of the opening of our groundbreaking special exhibition.
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Board & Leadership

Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution's Board of Directors and leadership.
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This image shows a French gorget. It is gold with a silver crown symbol in the center. It is displayed against a white background.

French Gorget

This gorget, displaying the royal arms of the Bourbon kings of France, was a vestigial piece of armor worn by a French officer as a sign of rank.
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Unit 1: Researching the Revolution

This unit provides opportunities for students to analyze and understand the importance of research in the study of history using the example of artist Don Troiani.
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Unit 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

The purpose of this unit is to have students consider the importance of businessmen and women of African descent during the decades after the Revolutionary War.
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Image Requests & Reproductions

Secure permission for the use of high-quality images of pieces from the Museum's collection.
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Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Workers and Families During Government Shutdown

The Museum offered free admission to furloughed federal workers and three guests throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown.
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Celebrate the Season of Sweets with "Cookies and Cocktails" After-Hours Event on Dec. 11

Treat yourself to something sweet this season with Cookies and Cocktails at the Museum of the American Revolution! At the “History After Hours” event on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5 – 8 p.m., enjoy cookie tastings, specialty cocktails, a create-your-own ornament station, and a talk and booking signing with American Cookie author Anne Byrn.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with the Whole Family, Feb. 12 - 15

Take a virtual tour of the “First Oval Office,” make your own inaugural button, and learn about the people who made George Washington’s presidency possible.
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