New Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent special exhibit now open. Info & Tickets

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Image 120120 Collections Ferguson Rifle

Ferguson Rifle

Scottish officer Patrick Ferguson developed a rifle, like this example, that allowed the user to fire at nearly twice the rate of fire of a musket.
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This image shows a painting depicting George Washington Crossing the Delaware. It is displayed in a brown frame with a gold interior. The painting shows Washington and his soldiers on the shores of the river. Some are still on land and some boats are already on the water. It is a snowy, gray day.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald painted this version of General George Washington’s famous 1776 crossing of the Delaware River about 100 years after the Revolutionary War.
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Museum Renames Patriots Gallery as Eagles Gallery Through Super Bowl Sunday

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Make it a Revolutionary Summer at the Museum of the American Revolution

Escape “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer” (John Adams) at the Museum of the American Revolution with extended hours, family-friendly activities, History After Hours evening events, and new guided tours of the Museum and its historic neighborhood. And enjoy special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
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Museum Announces Appointment of New Curatorial, Education Staff

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of two senior staff members to support exhibition and programming development.
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Celebrate Legacy-Making Ladies During Women’s History Month at Museum’s History After Hours Event

History After Hours hosts an event celebrating the stories of women during the American Revolution in honor of Women's History Month.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month

Celebrate Revolutionary women with special programs, workshops, and musical performances highlighting the essential roles women played in the Revolution.
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Image 120220 16x9 Collections Portrait Of Captain William Crosbie

Portrait of Captain William Crosbie

Take a closer look at a rare portrait of British officer Captain William Crosbie, who fought in the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
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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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Witness to Revolution Teacher Resources

Explore the modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the complexities of the Revolutionary era and other periods in American history through the story of General George Washington’s headquarters tent.
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