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"Black Founders" Women’s History Night with Award-Winning Author Dr. Kerri Greenidge, March 24

Award-winning author and historian Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge will join the Museum of the American Revolution for Black Founders Women’s History Night on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 5:15 – 8 p.m. Greenidge will discuss her recent book "The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family"
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Kids Can Explore History Through Hands-On Games, Crafts, and More at New, Immersive Day Camps at the Museum, April 10 & 23

Young history buffs are invited to join us at the Museum of the American Revolution this April for two new History Explorer Day Camps, designed with kids ages 7-11 in mind. At these full day, drop-off/pickup programs, students will use the Museum, our collection, and our Old City neighborhood as resources as they embark on Revolutionary-themed adventures. Day camps will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 and Tuesday, April 23, 2024, which coincide with days that the Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese of Philadelphia are closed.
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A mother takes a picture of her two young daughters, all wearing masks, on one of the cannons of the Privateer Ship in the galleries.

March into Spring Break at the Museum with the Whole Family, March 26 - April 12

March into Spring Break at the Museum of the American Revolution and explore what life was like for the Continental Army and its followers with special pop-up talks, take-and-make crafts, and activities for all ages from Thursday, March 26 – Monday, April 12, 2021.
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New 360-Degree Virtual Tour of Special Exhibit “Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War” Now Available

With a newly launched virtual tour, people from across the globe can now experience a 360-degree walkthrough of the Museum of the American Revolution’s current special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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Groundbreaking Special Exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Opens in February 2023

A groundbreaking new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, will bring together – for the first time in a major museum exhibition – more than 100 historical artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his family’s tireless pursuit of liberty and equality from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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"Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Special Exhibition Officially Opens Feb. 11, During Black History Month

The Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking new special exhibition, "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia," will officially open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, during Black History Month.
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Revolutionize Your Summer with Special Events and Activities for All Ages at the Museum

Make this summer one for the history books! Join us at the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia for a jam-packed lineup of special exhibitions, events, and activities for visitors of all ages. Plus, don’t miss the Museum’s special holiday weekends as we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
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A Museum educator dressed in 18th century clothing shows visitors the Museum's handsewn silk replica of Washington's Standard flag.

Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution with Theatrical Performances, Crafts, Guided Tours, and More

Visit the Museum of the American Revolution this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27, 2024, to learn about the diverse range of people who served and sacrificed during the Revolutionary War and pay tribute those who continue to serve our nation today. Throughout the weekend, veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission.
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Museum’s Redesigned Website Named an Honoree by the 25th Annual Webby Awards

The Museum of the American Revolution’s recently redesigned website, amrevmuseum.org, has been named a Webby Honoree in the category of Best Websites and Mobile Sites for Cultural Institutions by the 25th Annual Webby Awards.
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Sail into Spring at the Museum Every Weekend in April

Sail into spring weekends at the Museum of the American Revolution every Saturday and Sunday in April and explore life at sea during the Revolutionary War. Discover the lives of privateers, sailors in the Continental Navy, and other seafarers through in-gallery talks, hands-on crafts, walking tours, and more.
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