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Museum of the American Revolution

Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum

February 19-21, 2022
Join us at the Museum to explore the life, leadership, and legacy of the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people who made it possible over Presidents Day Weekend.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum

November 11-13, 2022
This Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, join the Museum in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for History Lovers

Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
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Presidents Day Weekend with the Museum

February 12-15, 2021
Observe Presidents Day Weekend onsite or online with family-friendly tours, talks, crafts, and more exploring the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people he would have interacted with.
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Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

April 5, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free workshop as we welcome historian and author Judith Van Buskirk while she guides an exploration of the complicated decisions and experiences of Revolutionary soldiers of color.
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Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey

Discovering Black Voters in Early New Jersey: A Virtual Visit with Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills

February 25, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join the Museum and Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum's Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills for a virtual discussion on early Black voters, like Ephraim Hagerman, found on an 1801 New Jersey poll list.
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NEW | AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution After 1783

Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this newly added interactive seminar, explore how the Revolutionary generation struggled in the years after the war ended to shape a new country through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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Young Friends of the Museum Present: Meet Michael Idriss

June 24, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet Michael Idriss, the Museum’s new African American Interpretive Fellow, who will share his vision for developing and delivering programs that explore the lives, experiences, and impact of Revolutionary-era people of African descent.
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"Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770" by John H. Bufford
Boston Athenaeum

Boston Massacre and Propaganda: Changing Depictions of Crispus Attucks

Depictions of the Boston Massacre, the chaotic melee on March 5, 1770 that left five Bostonians dead, including Crispus Attucks, offer a glimpse into the blurred lines between reality and propaganda.
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Big Idea 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?

July 4 may have been the day that the Declaration of Independence was approved, and a new nation emerged, but the consequences of the Declaration would extend far into the future.
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