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2026 & Beyond

Through special exhibits, digital initiatives, and educational programs, we aim to accelerate our momentum and expand our national reach and impact through the 250th commemoration and position the Museum as a national leader in history education and civic engagement.
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Museum of the American Revolution

Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Special Exhibits, Events, and Activities for All Ages, July 1 – 5

Enjoy special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution during Fourth of July Weekend from Friday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution with Special Exhibits and Events for the Whole Family, June 30 – July 4

What do the American Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality mean to you? Explore this question and more with special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution over Fourth of July Weekend, Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Throughout the weekend, visitors can listen to pop-up talks, enjoy neighborhood walking tours, watch first-person theatrical performances, explore our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, and more.
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Only Seven Weeks Remain to See "Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War" Special Exhibition, on View Through Sept. 5

Only seven weeks remain to see "Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War" at the Museum of the American Revolution, the special exhibition’s exclusive venue.
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Museum of the American Revolution

France and the American Revolution

Examine the role France played in the American Revolution, who France's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Artist John Wind who is wearing a black jacket, dark jeans, and glasses, works on one of his Whiskey Rebellion decanters in the Museum's collections workroom.

John Y. Wind Artist Talks & Philadelphia Freedom Band Performance

June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum for a special musical performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band and artist talks in conjunction with Whiskey Rebellion, a special installation by contemporary artist John Y. Wind.
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Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award

The Lenfest Award is presented to recipients active in a broad range of fields such as history, education, film-making, writing, media and philanthropy.
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Descendent of Alexander Hamilton Loans Family Heirlooms to Museum

Treasured family heirlooms that once belonged to Alexander and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton are now on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. They are on loan from Douglas Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton.
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Celebrate Constitution Day with Family-Friendly “State Constitutions Palooza," Sept. 17 – 18

Join the Museum of the American Revolution for State Constitutions Palooza Weekend on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 10am – 5pm.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820 by Susan E. Klepp. The image is a light blue color with a  circular image of a black haired woman holding a blonde haired baby. She is looking at the viewer and the baby is looking to the side.

Revolutionary Conceptions

In this excerpt, Susan Klepp discusses how the terms "virtue" and "prudence" came to be associated with women during the American Revolution.
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