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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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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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An Evening with Occupied Philadelphia: His Royal Majesty’s Quizzo and Lantern Tour

November 5 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Young Friends and Museum Circle members are invited to join for a festive evening to kick off Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual living history weekend that recreates Philadelphia’s occupation by British troops in 1777-78 with neighborhood walking tours and family-friendly activities.
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A painting of Victory or Death, Advanced on Trenton
Courtesy Don Troiani

Frozen in Time: Winter Scenes Tour from Trego to Troiani

December 30, 2021 from 6-7 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to join an online gallery tour and interactive discussion with Museum Curator of Collections Mark A. Turdo and education staff live from a new display of William Trego’s famous March to Valley Forge to Don Troiani’s Advance to Trenton.
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Statement on the Passing of Gerry Lenfest

As we mourn the loss of our Chairman Emeritus, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, we take heart in remembering the tremendous legacy he leaves behind. His impact on the quality of life in Philadelphia and our country can be measured not only by his extraordinary generosity, but by his inspired leadership.
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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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Revolutionary War Sword of Commodore John Barry on Display Beginning Sept. 13

The Revolutionary War sword of Commodore John Barry, considered a “Father of the U.S. Navy,” will return to Philadelphia for the first time since 1939 and will be on view at the Museum of the American Revolution beginning Sept. 13, 2023, which is celebrated as Commodore Barry Day.
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CANCELLED | History Explorer Day Camp: Plants, Fabrics, and Dyes, Oh My

April 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History Explorer Day Camp is a full-day, drop-off/pick-up camp that allows your student the chance to spend their day off from school in a fun, exciting, and educational environment, using the Museum, our collection, and our beautiful Old City neighborhood.
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Remembering Valley Forge

Valley Forge holds a special place in the history of the Museum of the American Revolution. Our over 100-year history begins with the Valley Forge Historical Society and Rev. W. Herbert Burk, D.D. (1867-1933).
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Big Idea 2: Painting the Revolution

Learn how artwork has the power to help us imagine historical events and what it was like to experience them firsthand along with the artists through the centuries that help bring the American Revolution to life.
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