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Founding Documents Event James Hrdlicka Matthew Skic

Founding Documents: Curating Constitutions with James F. Hrdlicka and Matthew Skic

In July 2021, James Hrdlicka and the Museum's Matthew Skic discussed the remarkable documents on loan from the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation for our summer 2021 special exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today.
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Picturing Washington's Army: Verplanck’s Point

Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s watercolor of the encampment at Verplanck’s Point (August-October 1782) depicts the Continental Army at its professional best. Wooden bowers, or shades made of tree branches, decorated the long line of soldiers’ tents. Washington’s marquee tent stood on a hill where it “towered, predominant” over the camp, as one eyewitness put it.

For a month, the Continental troops at Verplanck’s Point gathered firewood for the coming winter and drilled for the next campaign. On September 22, the Continental Army demonstrated their fighting readiness for French forces marching from Virginia through the Hudson Highlands. One astonished French officer admired the transformation of an army that had “formerly had no other uniform than a cap, on which was written Liberty.” 

Image: Museum of the American Revolution, Gift of the Landenberger Family Foundation

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When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story: PLG - Chester Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, October 1807

Chester Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, October 1807


This is a transcription of a poll list from a state election held at a schoolhouse in Moorestown, Chester Township, in October 1807. This list of voters includes the names of 38 women that cast their ballots just one month before the New Jersey State Legislature passed a bill defining voters as white, male citizens. The closing of the electorate effectively stripped the vote from women and free people of color in New Jersey.


A number of voters on this list have yet to be identified. As the Museum of the American Revolution continues its research, please contact us if you know more about any of the voters. Share your research with us.

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Free Admission for Kids During Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-6

Savor the final days of summer at the Museum of the American Revolution during Labor Day Weekend! Don’t miss the last chance to see the special summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776 – Today and more from Saturday, September 4 – Monday, September 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Founding Documents Event James Hrdlicka Matthew Skic

Founding Documents: Curating Constitutions with James F. Hrdlicka and Matthew Skic

July 14, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join this free, lively discussion about the remarkable documents on loan from the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation as part of our summer exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Promises of the American Revolution

Learn about the life, service, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through many of his speeches and writings that reference the America's founding documents.
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AmRev360: Conservation and Symbols of Revolutionary Flags with Textile Conservator Virginia Whelan

Textile conservator Virginia Whelan discusses materials and symbolism found in flags from the Revolutionary era and the delicate work of conserving those flags.
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Founding Friendships by Cassandra Good

Founding Friendships

Read an excerpt from Cassandra Good's Founding Friendships to explore how, by forming friendships, women and men challenged social expectations but embraced founding ideals of freedom, choice, and equality in the early United States.
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Finding Freedom Primary Sources

Muster rolls, pension records, letters, and more – these are a selection of the documents that informed our storytelling.
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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.

Season of Independence Big Ideas

Explore several short essays to put the Season of Independence interactive map and its documents into historical context.
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