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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Witness to Revolution Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to learn about 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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A guest reads a wall panel above the 3D-printed tactile versions of George Washington's tents in Witness to Revolution.

3D-Printed Tents Bring Hands-On Learning to Witness to Revolution Exhibit for Guests with Visual Disabilities

Learn more about the 3D-printed versions of George Washington's Revolutionary War tents produced by Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the Witness to Revolution exhibit.
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This rare eyewitness Revolutionary War sketch depicts pen and ink drawings of the Continental Army's North Carolina Brigade and female camp followers marching through Philadelphia in August 1777.

Bringing an Eyewitness Sketch of the Continental Army to Life

Four costumed living historians bring to life figures featured in Pierre Eugène du Simitière's eyewitness sketch of Continental Army soldiers and camp followers marching through Philadelphia in August 1777.
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Highlights from the Museum of the American Revolution’s First Three Years

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American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to join Frank Fox, the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies as a major sponsor of The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century.
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New Hands-On Discovery Center “Revolution Place” to Open June 9

What was life like in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War? Opening Saturday, June 9, the Museum of the American Revolution’s new discovery center, Revolution Place, brings to life the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration.
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Deborah Sampson

Museum and American Repertory Theater to Co-Present “Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation”

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Museum of the American Revolution announce today the co-presentation of the next event in A.R.T’s Civically Speaking series, "Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation," to be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m..
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Holiday Gift Ideas for History Lovers

Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
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This image shows two adolescent males, in military costume, enjoying a digital feature in Revolution Place.

History Explorers Club Live: Occupied Philadelphia

November 6, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.
In this family-friendly event geared toward kids ages 6-11, take a walk through Philadelphia under British authority, meeting British soldiers and everyday residents, and getting a hands-on glimpse into life in British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777-78.
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Read the Revolution event graphic featuring book covers for John Barry and Give Me A Fast ship alongside a headshot of author Tim McGrath.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Tim McGrath

November 15, 2023, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Join author and avid sailor Tim McGrath at the Museum for a special presentation, “’What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kickoff the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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