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Historical Thinking Strategies

As a Museum, we are dedicated to providing the resources and support you need today, and every day, to make meaning of history with your students.
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Artisan Workshop Series

Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica.
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A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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“Sounds of the Revolution” Series of Free Musical Performances, Saturdays from July 13 – August 17

Every Saturday from July 13 through August 17 starting at 11 a.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host Sounds of the Revolution, a series of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza.
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The Top HamilTEN Reasons to Visit the Museum this Holiday Season

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Museum’s special hands-on exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia and can participate in festive “History in the Making” crafts, activities and demonstrations showcasing life in the Museum’s neighborhood during the 18th Century.
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Virtual Conversation with Author and Historian Dr. Jessica Millward Will Explore Freedom and Slavery for Women in Early America, Jan. 28

Author and historian Dr. Jessica Millward will join the Museum of the American Revolution virtually on Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss how slavery, freedom, and liberation were intertwined in the experiences of African American women in the Revolutionary era.
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Tickets Now on Sale for 2022 Conference on “Collecting the Revolutionary War,” April 7–9

The Museum of the American Revolution’s 2022 Conference on Collecting the Revolutionary War from April 7 – 9, 2022, will bring historians, museum professionals, and collectors together to discuss how ideas about objects have influenced collecting and public history over the past 250 years.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Awarded 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at Sold-Out Gala on June 9

Harvard University historian and award-winning filmmaker and author Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at a sold-out evening gala at the Museum of the American Revolution on June 9, 2022.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

January 28, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Dr. Jessica Millward will join the Museum to discuss her recent book, Finding Charity's Folk, and how slavery, freedom, and liberation were intertwined in the experiences of African American women in the Revolutionary era.
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Unit 5: The Forten Family: Abolitionists and Reformers

The purpose of this unit is to explore the issues that James Forten and his family were passionate about and what they did to advance those causes.
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