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A mother and two young daughters look at photos on the Revolutionary Generation Wall at the Museum.

Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10 – 12

This Veterans Day Weekend, Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to America’s first veterans as well as those who continue to serve our nation today. Visitors of all ages can enjoy walking tours, performances, and other family-friendly activities. From Nov. 10-12, the Museum will offer free admission to veterans, those currently serving in the military, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8

Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Author Tim McGrath Joins the Museum to Explore Commodore John Barry’s Role in the Continental Navy, Nov. 15

Award-winning author Tim McGrath will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for a special presentation, titled “‘What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kick off the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series. Drawing on two of his award-winning books, Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea and John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail, McGrath will explore the life of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) and his role in the Continental Navy, our first official naval force.
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Free Admission for Veterans, Active Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 - 14

This Veterans Day Weekend from Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14, 2021, the Museum will pay tribute to America’s first veterans as well as those who continue to serve our nation today.
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Museum Honors Nation's Veterans During Veterans Day Weekend

To commemorate Veterans Day 2019, the Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a series of events and activities to honor America’s first veterans and those who continue to serve our country today.
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2022 Conference On Collecting The Revolutionary War Event Graphic featuring a wallet, powder horn, and a map.

Tickets Now on Sale for 2022 Conference on “Collecting the Revolutionary War,” April 7–9

The Museum of the American Revolution’s 2022 Conference on Collecting the Revolutionary War from April 7 – 9, 2022, will bring historians, museum professionals, and collectors together to discuss how ideas about objects have influenced collecting and public history over the past 250 years.
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Only Two Months Left to See Groundbreaking Special Exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, On View Through Nov. 26

Only two months remain to see the Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which runs through Nov. 26, 2023, exclusively at the Museum.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Explore Stories of Unsung Black Revolutionaries During Juneteenth Weekend at the Museum, June 17 – 19

Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, with the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 17 – Monday, June 19, 2023, and explore stories of perseverance, leadership, and creativity in the continuing struggle for equality for all through gallery tours, pop-up talks, crafts and more.
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Revolutionary-Era Portrait of British Army Officer William Dansey and Flag He Captured to be Reunited for the First Time in Nearly a Century

The Museum of the American Revolution partners with Delaware Historical Society to reunite the portrait and flag of William Dansey.
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Long-Lost Revolutionary War Diary of John Claypoole, Husband of Betsy Ross, Discovered and Donated to Museum

Discovered in a shoebox in a Northern California garage, the long-lost Revolutionary War diary of John Claypoole is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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