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Museum Honors Nation's Veterans During Veterans Day Weekend

To commemorate Veterans Day 2019, the Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a series of events and activities to honor America’s first veterans and those who continue to serve our country today.
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Museum Joins Historic District Sites in Partnership in Support of Ukraine

The Museum of the American Revolution joins several well-known sites and institutions in Philadelphia’s historic district, the birthplace of democracy, in partnership to support democratic ideals in Ukraine and around the world.
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Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf Present a Provocative Discussion on Our Nation’s Third President, Thomas Jefferson

Distinguished historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf will discuss their recent book Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, a nuanced portrait of the mind and character of our nation’s third president, at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Education Elizabeth A. Grant

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Elizabeth A. Grant as Director of Education. Grant brings to the Museum more than a decade of experience in cultural and heritage education, successfully leading teams in developing and delivering active learning programs to engage diverse audiences, including children, young people, students, and lifelong learners.
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Renowned Painting of George Washington’s March to Valley Forge Installed at Museum of the American Revolution

From textbooks to postage stamps and post cards, William Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777” is one of the most reproduced – and recognizable – images commemorating the Revolutionary War. The iconic work was recently installed at the Museum of the American Revolution and will be on display when the Museum opens on April 19.
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Groundbreaking Special Exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Opens in February 2023

A groundbreaking new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, will bring together – for the first time in a major museum exhibition – more than 100 historical artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his family’s tireless pursuit of liberty and equality from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Explore Stories of Unsung Black Revolutionaries During Juneteenth Weekend at the Museum, June 17 – 19

Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, with the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 17 – Monday, June 19, 2023, and explore stories of perseverance, leadership, and creativity in the continuing struggle for equality for all through gallery tours, pop-up talks, crafts and more.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month

Celebrate Revolutionary women with special programs, workshops, and musical performances highlighting the essential roles women played in the Revolution.
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Living History at Home: A Humphreys's Tavern Meal

Join Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman and public historian Nicole Belolan in the kitchen as they cook a chicken and potatoes meal like what Mary Humphreys and Quansheba may have cooked up in the tavern.
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Public Programs

Enhance your experience with a year-round schedule of talks and performances, demonstrations and workshops designed to engage visitors on multiple levels.
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