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How Can Augmented Reality Enhance Public History? Panel Discussion with West Point, April 20

How can one of technology’s most cutting-edge advances – augmented reality – bring to life centuries-old stories from the American Revolution? On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., cadets from the United States Military Academy will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a discussion on using digital technologies to energize public history.
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Upcoming Special Exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" Opens at the Museum of the American Revolution on Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 2024

General George Washington’s headquarters tent from the Revolutionary War is the centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution, where more than a million visitors have experienced the tent’s power in an immersive theater experience. In the Museum's upcoming special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," more than 100 artifacts from across the country will be brought together to expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning Washington’s War Tent theater presentation and explore the tent’s inspiring journey from the Revolutionary War to today. Opening during Presidents Day Weekend, Witness to Revolution will be on view exclusively at the Museum from Feb. 17, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, and will be included with regular Museum admission.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Dorn's short gown
Monmouth County Historical Society, Freehold, NJ. Gift of Mrs. Charles G. Bennet and Miss Louise Hartshorne, 1935

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop Stitch-In: Make Elizabeth Dorn’s Gown (Virtual)

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This four-week virtual workshop will introduce participants to fashion history and how to make your own short gown based on Elizabeth “Betty” Dorn’s short gown.
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The Finding Freedom interactive tells the stories of Eve, London, Deborah, Jack, and Andrew--enslaved people during the American Revolution.

Finding Freedom Online Interactive and Virtual Resources Orientation

January 25, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free workshop will discover the features of the Museum's Finding Freedom online interactive and explore opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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Nathan Alford-Tate portrays James Forten in a first-person theatrical performance at the Museum.

James Forten: Growing Up in the Revolution

November 17, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join Museum educators for this free online teacher workshop as we discover the story of young revolutionary James Forten and how he experienced the Revolutionary era.
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A mother takes a photo of her son and daughter sitting on a chair in the Writing the Constitution section inside the Museum galleries. She is bended on one knee as her husband stands next to her.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 25-27, 2022
Join the Museum over Thanksgiving weekend to explore the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution for the whole family.
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Artisan Workshop Make A Haversack

CANCELLED | Artisan Workshop: Make a Haversack

December 28, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for this in-person, beginner-level Artisan Workshop to learn “plain sewing” and create a Revolutionary soldier’s linen haversack, like a modern shoulder bag.
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18th-Century Tradition Inspires Colorful Holiday Window Illuminations at the Museum

This holiday season, the Museum of the American Revolution is reviving a traditional 18th century form of celebration: colorful window illuminations inspired by famed Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale. The window illuminations, “Illuminating Liberty,” are now on display nightly through the New Year. Each weekend in December from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., kids can create their own illumination-inspired ornament to take home.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Marketing Jonathan Stiles

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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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