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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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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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Lunchtime Author Talk with "The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn" Author Robert Watson, Sept. 13

In his new book The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution (Da Capo Press, 2017), author and historian Dr. Robert Watson draws on hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports.
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This rare eyewitness Revolutionary War sketch depicts pen and ink drawings of the Continental Army's North Carolina Brigade and female camp followers marching through Philadelphia in August 1777.

Rare, Newly Discovered Eyewitness Sketch of Continental Army Sheds New Light on Wartime Life

An eyewitness pen-and-ink sketch depicting Continental Army soldiers and camp followers marching through Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 1777, which has never been documented or published by historians, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Nearly 50 Painters and Sculptors to Display Military Miniatures at the Museum During Father’s Day Weekend, June 18 – 19

During Father’s Day weekend, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore “Revolution in Miniatures,” featuring displays of hundreds of intricately detailed, hand-painted miniature military figures and Revolutionary-era scenes by nearly 50 painters and sculptors.
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This image shows the book cover of Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock. It shows Redcoats the American army in midst of a battle.

Scars of Independence

This excerpt from author Holger Hoock examines the moral dilemmas posed by the all-pervasive violence of the American Revolutionary War.
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Summer Reading List: 2022 Young Readers Edition

Check out the Museum education team's 2022 summer reading list selections for young readers ages 6-12.
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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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September-October Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

There is always something happening at the Museum of the American Revolution and this fall is no exception. With a dirth of author events, family-friendly activities and even a two-day living history event, there is truly something for everyone.
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Museum of the American Revolution Honors America’s First Fallen Soldiers during Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution pays tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution, and celebrates the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations.
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