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Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with the Whole Family, Feb. 19-21

During Presidents Day Weekend from Saturday, Feb. 19 – Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, explore the life, leadership, and legacy of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted.
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Read the Revolution event graphic featuring author John McCurdy's headshot photograph to the right and book covers for his books Vicious and Moral as well as Quarters to the left.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with John Gilbert McCurdy

June 6, 2024, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian Dr. John Gilbert McCurdy joins the Museum for a special presentation exploring surprising truths about LGBTQ+ history in early America to launch his latest book, Vicious and Immoral: Homosexuality, the American Revolution, and the Trials of Robert Newburgh.
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AmRev360: Brandywine: Where History, Art, and Landscape Meet with Virginia Logan and Jim Lighthizer

Commemorate the Battle of Brandywine anniversary with a conversation featuring Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art's Virginia A. Logan and American Battlefield Trust's Jim Lighthizer.
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Big Idea 5: The Forten Family: Abolitionists and Reformers

Learn more about how the whole Forten family, not just James Forten, became leaders in movements for education, suffrage, and abolition, and were generous philanthropists.
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Museum Exhibits

Learn more about the Museum's current, upcoming, and past core and special exhibitions, including our upcoming special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Explore the Life and Legacy of George Washington and the Diverse People of His 18th-Century World during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 18-20

During Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, Saturday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, explore the life, leadership, and legacy of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted. Through hands-on demonstrations, discovery carts, pop-up talks, crafts, and more, discover lesser-known stories from Washington’s 18th-century world.
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Hours & Admission

View the Museum's operating hours, price of admission, and ways to save on tickets.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 4

Through primary source analysis, physical movement, video, and more, consider the risks, rewards and motivations for people of African descent who chose to resist their enslavement.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 5

Analyze an object, think about a common saying, and respond to writing prompts to consider how slavery could coexist with ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty.
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Discovering History: Memorialization at the Museum

Associate Curator Matthew Skic takes you through the stories of Revolutionary soldiers and officers such as Polish cavalryman Casimir Pulaski, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, and Gershom Prince.
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