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Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution

Read this timeline by historical archaeologist Rebecca Yamin about the artifacts discovered during the excavation of Philadelphia's newest Museum.
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Kids Get in Free During Labor Day Weekend

Clean out those summer cobwebs and get your brain back in gear at the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. Kids 12 and under will receive FREE admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
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Kids Get in Free this Labor Day Weekend During Museum’s Back-to-School Celebration

Clean out those summer cobwebs and get your brain back in gear at the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
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Bring the Whole Family to the Museum this Thanksgiving Weekend for Ornament-Making, Holiday Shopping, and More, Nov. 25 – 27

This Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, join us at the Museum of the American Revolution to kick off the holiday season with immersive exhibits and activities the whole family will enjoy, including ornament-making, pop-up talks, and discovery carts.
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Force10 Sailmaking's Nahja Chimenti works on a sail in the family business's workshop.

From James Forten to Force 10, the Craft of Traditional Sailmaking Continues Today

Nahja Chimenti and Sean Bunting of Force 10 Sailmaking and Rigging reflect on their work, compare their workshop to the recreated sail loft that was in our Black Founders exhibit, and look at how James Forten's Revolutionary-era sailmaking work is similar to their own.
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Author Tim McGrath Joins the Museum to Explore Commodore John Barry’s Role in the Continental Navy, Nov. 15

Award-winning author Tim McGrath will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for a special presentation, titled “‘What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kick off the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series. Drawing on two of his award-winning books, Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea and John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail, McGrath will explore the life of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) and his role in the Continental Navy, our first official naval force.
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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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Explore the Stories of Unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum and Online During Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries with the Museum this February.
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Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 - 13

Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 - 13
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“Winter Weekends” in December Feature Musical Performances, a Silhouette Artist, Ornament-Making, and More Festive Fun

Join Us during “Winter Weekends” in December for Musical Performances, Ornament-Making, and More Festive Fun
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