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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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The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar by John Trumbull
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Spain and the American Revolution

Examine the role Spain played in the American Revolution, who Spain's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Museum of the American Revolution Wins 2018 AASLH Award of Merit

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Museum of the American Revolution is a recipient of an AASLH 2018 Award of Merit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
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Explore 18th-Century Life in Philadelphia this Winter Break

What were Philadelphia winters like for Alexander Hamilton? During Winter Break, Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore the city of Philadelphia as Hamilton would have experienced it. Visitors can learn about activities that would have taken place in the Museum’s neighborhood during the Revolutionary era, from dueling to dressmaking and more.
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Museum Relaunches Monthly Sensory-Friendly Mornings, Beginning Sept. 11

Visitors can experience the Museum of the American Revolution’s core galleries in a calm, sensory-friendly environment with the relaunch of its monthly Relaxed Experience Mornings.
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Summer Reading List: 2020 Young Readers Edition

View our list of 2020 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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Black Founders Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.
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Virtual Programs

Virtual tours and activities provide a deeper dive into our Museum of the American Revolutions' themes and stories for you and your group.
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This image depicts the book cover of Belonging to The Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution by Holly Mayer. The top and bottom of the book is blue. The title of the book is written in yellow and white font at the top. Holly’s name is writing in white at the bottom. The middle of the book cover is a black and white drawing of soldiers at a camp. One is seated, there are two standing up and talking, and one is working on building a structure in the background.

Belonging to the Army

This excerpt by Holly Mayer introduces different types of camp followers and the services they provided to the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War
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This image shows the book cover of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried. The word “Rush” is written at the top of the cover. There is a portrait Of Benjamin Rush from the chest up and there is writing written over the book cover.

Rush

Read an excerpt from Stephen Fried's biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and surgeon-general in the Continental Army.
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