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Unit 3: An Ongoing Symbol of the Revolution

View classroom activities designed for teaching about the evolution of George Washington's tent as a symbol of the American republic and its preservation to present day.
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Unit 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

The purpose of this unit is to have students consider the importance of businessmen and women of African descent during the decades after the Revolutionary War.
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The Pride flag featuring rainbow stripes along with the striped in-cut triangle of white, pink, baby blue, brown, and black for transgender rights of all races hangs from a window in the Museum's Liberty Hall.

Pride Month at the Museum

Join the Museum throughout Pride Month this June to explore the lesser-known stories of people who challenged gender, identity, and social norms during Revolutionary era.
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A sampler made by James Forten's daughter Mary being viewed in the collections workroom before conservation.

Primary Source Perspectives: Who Were the People that Experienced the American Revolution?

May 14, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Participating teachers in this free educator workshop will explore the American Revolution through primary sources that highlight a diverse group of people and perspectives, including Abigail Adams, Crispus Attucks, James Forten, Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.
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Give a Unique Holiday Gift from the Museum of the American Revolution

Looking for a unique present for a friend or family member this holiday season? Give the gift of unlimited admission to the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens to the public on April 19, 2017, in the heart of historic Philadelphia.
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Family Donates Rare Hand-Written Journal of Revolutionary-Era Prisoner-of-War to Museum

The original, hand-written journal of Christopher Hawkins (1764-1837), who was captured from a privateer ship and served as a prisoner-of-war during the Revolutionary War, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Dress as Your Favorite Revolutionary for $2 Off Admission During Halloween Weekend

This Halloween Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will show guests a different side to All Hallow’s Eve for those looking to learn more about what has inspired the current Halloween trends and walk away with a few surprising treats.
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Independence Ice Cream Social at the Museum of the American Revolution

Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour by kicking off your Fourth of July weekend festivities with an Independence Ice Cream Social hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 7 p.m.
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American Revolution Center to Participate in Philadelphia's Lincoln 200 Festival

The American Revolution Center (ARC) will present a multimedia presentation highlighting its distinguished collection of original artwork, objects, manuscripts, and printed works at Philadelphia’s Lincoln 200 Festival, which will take place on Independence Mall in Philadelphia from July 2-5.
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Ahoy! Museum Hosts Nautical-Themed Night as part of History After Hours Series, June 19

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for sea shanty sing-alongs, ship-building demonstrations, and a lesson on the little-known history of privateers – or legalized pirate ships – during the American Revolution on Tuesday, June 19, from 5 – 8 p.m.
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