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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Explore Stories of Unsung Black Revolutionaries During Juneteenth Weekend at the Museum, June 17 – 19

Celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the legal abolition of slavery in the United States, with the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 17 – Monday, June 19, 2023, and explore stories of perseverance, leadership, and creativity in the continuing struggle for equality for all through gallery tours, pop-up talks, crafts and more.
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Groundbreaking Special Exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Opens in February 2023

A groundbreaking new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, will bring together – for the first time in a major museum exhibition – more than 100 historical artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his family’s tireless pursuit of liberty and equality from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Donna Lawrence Productions and Bluecadet Selected as Museum Media Producers

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that two award-winning firms—Donna Lawrence Productions and Bluecadet—will produce the films, multi-media and interactives for the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Museum Honors Nation's Veterans During Veterans Day Weekend

To commemorate Veterans Day 2019, the Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a series of events and activities to honor America’s first veterans and those who continue to serve our country today.
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Museum Joins Historic District Sites in Partnership in Support of Ukraine

The Museum of the American Revolution joins several well-known sites and institutions in Philadelphia’s historic district, the birthplace of democracy, in partnership to support democratic ideals in Ukraine and around the world.
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Celebrate the End of Tax Season with “Death and Taxes” Event

Celebrate the end of tax season with the "Death or Taxes" event, apart of the Museum's History After Hours monthly program series
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Explore Native American History and Culture During Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum, October 8-10

Explore Native American History and Culture During Indigenous Peoples Weekend
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Museum Awarded LEED Gold® in Prestigious Green Building Certification Program

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Descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Loans Rare 1776 Printing of the Declaration to Museum in Time for July 4

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Museum of the American Revolution has installed a rare 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, on loan from California resident Holly Metcalf Kinyon, a descendant of Declaration signer John Witherspoon.
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Rare 1776 Dunlap Printing of the Declaration of Independence Now on Display in Philadelphia for July 4th

With July 4 quickly approaching, a truly one-of-a-kind artifact is now on display: one of the first printed versions of the Declaration of Independence, a broadside printed on parchment by Philadelphian John Dunlap in July 1776.
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