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Highlights from the Museum of the American Revolution’s First Three Years

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Mother's Day Weekend with the Museum

May 7-10, 2021
This Mother’s Day Weekend learn about the diverse women that played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War.
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Part Time Job Fair August 2021

Museum of the American Revolution Part-Time Job Fair

August 12, 2021 from 4-6 p.m.
The Museum will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 4-6 p.m. for part-time positions, including visitor engagement associates, porters, and security guards.
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Last Chance to See George Washington’s “Disappearing” Blue Sash

When George Washington first took command of the Continental Army in 1775, there was no standard uniform or insignia for officers, much less for the Commander-in-Chief. He needed something to distinguish himself from other officers. But what? The item he chose, a blue silk sash, or ribbon, worn across his chest, is currently on display at the Museum of the American Revolution until Oct. 9.
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Experience the Opulence of 18th-Century Irish Entertainment with Evening Concert, Dec. 4

Immerse yourself in the music of 18th-century Dublin, as The Practitioners & Ornaments of Musick present “Music Beyond the Fanlight: An 18th-Century Dublin Entertainment.”
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History Explorers Club: It's Our Birthday!

April 17, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join in our family-friendly virtual birthday party for the Museum as we celebrate our fourth birthday and learn about our most famous object, General George Washington’s Headquarters Tent.
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Remember the Ladies Choral Premiere

"Remember the Ladies": The World Premiere of a New Choral Work by Dr. Melissa Dunphy

March 25, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the Museum and PhilHarmonia for the premiere of Dr. Melissa Dunphy's new choral work, "Remember the Ladies," inspired by Abigail Adams's famous letter, followed by a panel discussion.
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The Siege of Yorktown painting

Allies & Emigres: French Music and Revolutionary Philadelphia

May 2, 2021 from 5-6:15 p.m.
Eve Miller, cellist at Tempesta di Mare, and Matthew Skic, Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum, team up for a talk as part of the Tempesta Talks event series.
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It reads "Carl M. Buckhholz Memorial Lecture 2022 featuring Dr. Danielle Allen". There is a photo of Dr. Danielle Allen and her book, Our Declaration.

2022 Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture with Dr. Danielle Allen

January 27, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.
Political theorist and author Dr. Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution as the distinguished lecturer for the fourth Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture on Thursday, January 27, 2022.
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The Darkest Hour

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How did the Revolution survive its darkest hour? Explore how America would soon learn that it was one thing to declare independence, and quite another to secure it.
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