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A Costumed Living History Interpreter showing a young child a canteen over Labor Day Weekend

History Explorer Meet-Up: Soldiers' Packs

July 3, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for an interactive History Explorer Meet-Up, for kids ages 7-11, where you’ll enlist in the Continental Army and try to decide what you’re going to take with you in your haversack.
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A painting hangs above a display case of corresponding artifacts in the Liberty exhibit.

A Women’s War: Teaching the Role of Women in the Revolutionary War

March 30, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free virtual workshop, educators will discover how to use the Museum’s new virtual tour of Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War to explore women's roles and experiences in the Revolutionary War.
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“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia

At first glance it may seem unassuming, but a small, white bowl uncovered during an archaeological excavation in Philadelphia has thrilled the ceramics world. The bowl marks the first physical proof of American-made true, hard-paste porcelain ever found.
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Book cover of A Gentleman of Color book alongside headshots of Julie Winch and Kip Forten Jacobs.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Julie Winch, Featuring Atwood "Kip" Forten Jacobs

April 12, 2023 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Historian Dr. Julie Winch joins the Museum to reflect on her groundbreaking biography, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten, and will be joined by Forten's great-great-great-great grandson, Atwood “Kip” Forten Jacobs.
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Three guests view the Arms of Independence case and touch screen in the Museum galleries.

Write the Revolution Young Author Workshop with Jean O'Connor

March 5, 2023 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Join us for this drop-in writing activity with historical fiction novelist Jean C. O'Connor, author of The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution, geared towards students ages 12-18.
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Lenfest Award Presented to Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns at the Museum of the American Revolution

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns presented with the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Two young visitors sip hot chocolate in the Museum's Cross Keys Cafe.

Explore Revolutionary-Era Holidays on the Homefront with Festive Music, Snowy Stories, and More during Winter Break, Dec. 26 – 31

Winter Break at the Museum of the American Revolution, Dec. 26-31
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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
Courtesy of Marcus and Lorri Huey

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Meet James Forten First-Person Theatrical Performance

Abolition in Forten’s Age of Revolution and Antebellum

January 19, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free virtual workshop as we welcome Julie Winch, acclaimed author of A Gentleman of Color, to explore the roots of the American abolition movement through the lens of Black Revolutionary James Forten and his family.
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A Museum staff member views a painting in the Liberty exhibit

Art and Our Understanding of the Revolution

January 13, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators participating in this free workshop will learn about how imagery influences the way we think about the Revolution and how you can teach your own students to analyze artwork as part of their own investigations of the Revolutionary era.
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