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American Revolution Center Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

The American Revolution Center named the Honorable Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett and H. Richard Dietrich III to its Board of Directors.
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An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Dr. Martin Mansergh discuss the influence of the American Revolution on the Irish Revolution of 1798.
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Museum Announces Appointment of New Curatorial, Education Staff

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of two senior staff members to support exhibition and programming development.
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Museum of the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg Commemorate Siege of Yorktown November 6-9

the Museum of the American Revolution, with Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative, will present on Indian diplomacy and the Revolutionary War.
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History Museum and Museum of the American Revolution Present Program on Mrs. Benedict Arnold

Stephen H. Case and Mark Jacob, co-authors of Treacherous Beauty-Peggy Shippen will discuss their book in a public program.
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Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”

Author L.M. Elliott will host a young adult writing workshop based on her recent book "Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship"
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Who Tells Your Story? Explore Untold Stories from Black History at Museum’s “History After Hours”

In the pop-up museum visitors will learn about Philadelphia's African- American community during the Revolutionary era and explore untold histories
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Delve Deeper into the Origins, People, and Events of the American Revolution with a Live Virtual Course, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2

Delve Deeper into the Origins, People, and Events of the American Revolution with a Live Virtual Course, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia

February 11 - November 26, 2023
In the upcoming 2023 special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, the Museum will introduce visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to later become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 2

Use maps, historical images, and more, to explore the diverse peoples of African descent living in British North American in the Eighteenth Century and the communities they created.
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