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China and the American Revolution

Examine the role China played in the American Revolution, who China's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Fort William Augustus Powder Horn in the Museum of the American Revolution's Price of Victory gallery.
On loan from William Myers

Canada and the American Revolution | Revolution Around the World

Examine the role Canada played in the American Revolution, who Canada's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

February 11 & 12, 2023
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which introduces visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War and the women's suffrage movement.
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African Founders book cover by David Hackett Fischer.

African Founders

Read an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer's book, African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals.
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A New Method of Macaroni Making print

A New Method of Macarony Making, as practiced at Boston

Published in London in 1774, this print spread news about the growing colonial resistance to British policies in America.
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Unveiling Memories book Cover by Iberdrola

Unveiling Memories

Read an excerpt from Iberdrola's book Unveiling Memories: Spain and the Hispanic Contribution to American Independence edited by José Manuel Guerrero Acosta.
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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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Actor Nathan Alford-Tate depicts a sailor in a blue coat holding a sailmaking fid in our Meet James Forten first-person theatrical performance.

AmRev Presents: “Meet James Forten” Performance & Panel Discussion

February 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist, with a discussion to follow.
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MoAR Carved Pumpkins

Halloween Weekend with the Museum

October 30-31, 2021
This Halloween weekend, join the Museum for family-friendly frights and fun, including turnip-carving demos, Revolutionary jack-o-lantern stencils, and more.
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Traveling Lecture Program

Join a museum educator for an illuminating talk designed to take place at your location. Choose from six exciting topics that will pique your audience’s interest in the Revolutionary Era.
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