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Declare Your Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution’s July 4th Weekend Celebration

From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018, explore the Declaration's history and continuing legacy at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages. Throughout the weekend, visitors and passersby can declare how they are carrying forward the ideals of the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. Inside, visitors can sign their name to a giant Declaration of Independence in the Museum’s rotunda and take home a complimentary pocket-sized Declaration of Independence.
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How History and Theater Can Work Together to Engage Audiences, Evening Panel Discussion

A panel discussion as part of the Museum's "Year of Hamilton" programming, discussing the balance between artistic license with historical accuracy
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Give the Gift of the Revolution! Holiday Gift Ideas from the Museum

Gift Memberships, Any Day Tickets, and Unique Items from the Museum Shop
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Carl M Buchholz Memorial Lecture featuring a photo of authro Akhil Reed Amar and his book The Words that Made Us.

Preeminent Constitutional Scholar Akhil Reed Amar to Join the Museum as Buchholz Lecturer to Discuss “The Words that Made Us," Sept. 21

Preeminent constitutional scholar and Yale University professor Akhil Reed Amar joins the Museum of the American Revolution as the distinguished lecturer for the fifth Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 6 – 7 p.m.
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Last Chance to See Two Highly Detailed 18th-Century Paintings of Yorktown Battle

Only one month remains to see two 18th-century paintings depicting the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The paintings, “Le Siège de Yorktown” (The Siege of Yorktown) and “La Prise de Yorktown” (The Surrender of Yorktown), are incredibly detailed and populated with hundreds of tiny figures, like 18th-century “Where’s Waldo?” scenes. They will be on display until Sunday, September 24.
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Unit 1: Understanding the British Empire

Introduce students to the scope, depth, and diversity of British North America and the British Empire in the years preceding the Declaration of Independence.
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A young female visitor draws a picture. Behind her is a 13-star flag, which was part of the Museum's 2019 summer exhibition, A New Constellation.

Design Your Own Flag Craft

Download our printable PDF worksheet and instructions below to learn what some of the symbols mean and then create a flag of your own.
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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.

Interactive Features

Dig deeper into compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution through our interactive online learning experiences, Finding Freedom and Season of Independence.
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Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey

Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey with Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills

In February 2021, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum founders Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills joined the Museum for a virtual discussion about early Black voters in New Jersey, including Ephraim Hagerman and Thomas Blue, and their legacies today in Montgomery Township.
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Historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz to Discuss Latin American Independence and the American Revolution in Free Virtual Event June 30

Author and historian Dr. Caitlin Fitz will discuss her award-winning first book, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions, in a virtual conversation with Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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