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How Can Augmented Reality Enhance Public History? Panel Discussion with West Point, April 20

How can one of technology’s most cutting-edge advances – augmented reality – bring to life centuries-old stories from the American Revolution? On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., cadets from the United States Military Academy will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a discussion on using digital technologies to energize public history.
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This image shows the book cover of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried. The word “Rush” is written at the top of the cover. There is a portrait Of Benjamin Rush from the chest up and there is writing written over the book cover.

Rush

Read an excerpt from Stephen Fried's biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and surgeon-general in the Continental Army.
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This image depicts the book cover of A Generous and Merciful Enemy by Daniel Krebs.

A Generous and Merciful Enemy

This excerpt from Daniel Krebs reveals the experience of the tens of thousands of German-speaking soldiers, called "Hessians" hired by the British Crown.
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First Ladies of the Republic

First Ladies of the Republic

Read an excerpt of Abrams' First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role.
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Museum of the American Revolution Wins PA Museums Statewide Institutional Award of Merit

The Museum will receive an Institutional Award of Merit from PA Museums at the association’s Annual Statewide Museum Conference for Revolution Place.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of the American Revolution Offer “Art & Revolution” Special Discounted Joint Ticket this Summer

From one of the oldest, most iconic museums in Philadelphia to the newest, a new “Art & Revolution” discounted joint ticket will provide access to two world-class institutions this summer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of the American Revolution have teamed up to offer visitors a convenient joint ticket that includes access to both for a discounted price from July 2 – September 2, 2019.
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Rhonda Brace (left), a descendent of Jeffrey Brace, who was enslaved during the Revolutionary era, found freedom, and wrote a memoir in 1810, which was republished in 2004 by Kari Winter (right).

Read the Revolution with Kari Winter featuring Rhonda Brace

Watch Dr. Kari J. Winter's February 2022 discussion about her 2004 edited edition of The Blind African Slave: Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace by Jeffrey Brace as told to Benjamin F. Prentiss, Esq. (1810).
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The Museum’s 2021 Children’s Youth Reading List includes Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth About Paul Revere’s Ride, The Age of Phillis by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, and A Parade for George Washington by David A. Adler and illustrated by John O’Brien.

Summer Reading List: 2021 Young Readers Edition

View our list of new books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages for 2021 summer reading.
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Film Premiere Event with Panel Discussion Will Explore Indigenous People and Other Cultural Legacies on Columbus Day

The United States of America has an exceptionally diverse heritage, but the roles of many of its multiethnic ancestors have often been misrepresented in—or altogether excluded from—the telling of our nation’s history.
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Museum of the American Revolution to Reopen Jan. 8

The Museum of the American Revolution will reopen on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, after a temporary closure due to citywide COVID-19 restrictions.
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