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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Dennis Farm Forum In 2020

“Race in the United States: Connecting the Dots Between 1776 and Today” Forum Hosted with the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, Feb. 12

With a shared commitment to presenting a more inclusive—and thus a more accurate—telling of history, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT) will host a candid conversation on the role of historical education in racial understanding on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, from 1–3:30 p.m.
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Local Business Leaders Join the Museum to Explore Philadelphia’s Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship at Evening Panel Discussion, Oct. 19

A panel of five Philadelphia-based Black business leaders will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for “AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship,” a panel discussion on the history of Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia. Panelists will explore the experiences of contemporary Black business owners and draw connections to those of James Forten, a successful Black sailmaker and entrepreneur whose life and legacy is chronicled in the Museum’s special exhibit Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Oct. 28-29

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event, Occupied Philadelphia, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Museum will offer guided neighborhood walking tours and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like while British forces controlled – or, for some people, attempted to liberate – Philadelphia.
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American Revolution Center Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

The American Revolution Center named the Honorable Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett and H. Richard Dietrich III to its Board of Directors.
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An Evening with Martin Mansergh and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall Discussing “The American Revolution and Ireland,” Oct. 1

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Dr. Martin Mansergh discuss the influence of the American Revolution on the Irish Revolution of 1798.
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Museum Announces Appointment of New Curatorial, Education Staff

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of two senior staff members to support exhibition and programming development.
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Museum of the American Revolution and Colonial Williamsburg Commemorate Siege of Yorktown November 6-9

the Museum of the American Revolution, with Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative, will present on Indian diplomacy and the Revolutionary War.
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History Museum and Museum of the American Revolution Present Program on Mrs. Benedict Arnold

Stephen H. Case and Mark Jacob, co-authors of Treacherous Beauty-Peggy Shippen will discuss their book in a public program.
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Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”

Author L.M. Elliott will host a young adult writing workshop based on her recent book "Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship"
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