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Member Morning: Black Voices Highlights Tour

February 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a 60-minute Black Voices of the Revolution tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting a diverse set of stories, experiences, and objects related to people of African descent during the American Revolution.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 26-28, 2021
Over Thanksgiving Weekend, join us at the Museum to explore our new special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, walk through a wintery scene in Revolution Place, make your own cookie molds for the holidays, and much more for the whole family.
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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

Now Open Through January 5, 2025
Witness to Revolution, now open through Jan. 5, 2025, brings to life the journey of George Washington’s tent from the Revolutionary War to an enduring symbol of the American republic.
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This ceramic plate features a royal blue outline along the edge of the plate and a blue-toned portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette at the center.

Lafayette Commemorative Plate

This commemorative British-made plate for the American market features an image of the Marquis de Lafayette at the center based upon a portrait by French painter Antoine Maurin.
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Only Two Weeks Remain to See “Among His Troops” Exhibit, On View Through Presidents Day Feb. 19

Only two weeks remain to see a recently discovered watercolor painting from the Revolutionary War at the Museum of the American Revolution. The 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting is the centerpiece of the special exhibit Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor, which runs through Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
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Grayscale engraving of George Washington standing in front of a tent with William Lee sitting on a horse behind him.

Le Général Washington

This 1782 engraving of General George Washington at his field headquarters includes a representation of an enslaved servant of African descent holding the General’s horse.
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Image shows a handwritten letter on aging beige paper sending along news about the Articles of Peace being signed.

Letter about the Articles of Peace

This letter written by prominent American merchants while in France passed along news back to America that the articles of peace had been signed.
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Washington's Headquarters Flag

Believed to be the earliest surviving 13-star American flag, Washington's Standard marked his presence throughout the war.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

"Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Special Exhibition Officially Opens Feb. 11, During Black History Month

The Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking new special exhibition, "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia," will officially open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, during Black History Month.
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A large creamware mug featuring the words wilkes and liberty no 45.

"Wilkes and Liberty No 45" Mug

John Wilkes was a satirist turned politician who published the satirical newspaper, The North Briton.
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