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American Sailing Vessel 1778 Courtesy National Maritime Museum Royal Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

An Introduction to the True Colours Flag Project

Learn more about the Museum's True Colours Flag Project, an initiative to recreate a "suit of colours" or set of flags carried by ships during the Revolutionary War.
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Unit 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?

Introduce students to the unintended audiences of the Declaration, such as women, enslaved and free people of African descent, and laboring people (and what it meant to them).
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Numbered version of Don Troiani's painting Artillery of Independence, Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, October 9, 1781 from the Museum's Liberty exhibit.

Breaking Down Don Troiani's "Artillery of Independence, Siege of Yorktown" Painting

Take a detailed look at Don Troiani's "Artillery of Independence, Siege of Yorktown" painting depicting General George Washington firing the first shot at Yorktown on Oct. 9, 1781.
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Big Idea 2: Black Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War

Learn more about how with freedom, liberty, and equality at stake, people of African descent faced opportunities and risks in fighting on both sides of the Revolutionary War.
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Member Preview: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit

June 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to kick off Flag Day weekend by joining us for the members-only preview of our new summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today.
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New Book Uses Archaeological Finds to Tell the Story of Philadelphia’s Transformation From the 17th Century to Today

One of the largest urban archaeology projects in Old City Philadelphia, the archaeological investigation of the site of the new Museum of the American Revolution is now the subject of a new book. Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution: A Tale of Two Taverns and the Growth of Philadelphia is available now from Temple University Press.
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Author and Historian Judith Van Buskirk to Explore the Lives and Stories of African American Revolutionaries, Feb. 1

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Philadelphia Museums Loan Artwork to Palace of Versailles for Exhibition on France's Role in the American Revolution

In honor of the 240th anniversary of American Independence, the Museum of the American Revolution loaned a painting to the Palace of Versailles.
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Explore 18th-Century Life in Philadelphia this Winter Break

What were Philadelphia winters like for Alexander Hamilton? During Winter Break, Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore the city of Philadelphia as Hamilton would have experienced it. Visitors can learn about activities that would have taken place in the Museum’s neighborhood during the Revolutionary era, from dueling to dressmaking and more.
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This image depicts the book cover of Robert Morris: Financier of the Revolution by Charles Rappleye. It is a painting of Charles, wearing a blue suit, sitting in a brown chair.

Financier of the Revolution

Read an excerpt from Charles Rappleye about the rise and fall of Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris.
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