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Tickets Now on Sale for 2019-2020 Special Exhibition “Cost of Revolution" at the Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 28 – March 17

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, which officially opens to the public Sept. 28, 2019 and runs through March 17, 2020 at the Museum of the American Revolution, the exhibition’s exclusive venue.
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Beat the Heat at the Museum of the American Revolution this August

John Adams wrote that he dreaded “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer,” but even though it’s hot outside, cool things are happening at the Museum of the American Revolution this August. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
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Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent exhibit name on the left with February 17, 2024 to January 5, 2025 dates below and an painted image of Washington in his tent to the right.

Member Preview of Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

February 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to join us for the Members-only preview of our new special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent.
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This image depicts the book cover of Reporting The Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik. The background is a newspaper article text, black text written on a white background. On the left side of the cover, there is the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. On the right side of the book cover, there is a red box with white text written in it that says, “Before it was History, it was news.”

Reporting the Revolutionary War

This excerpt tells how a British decision to confiscate gunpowder from Williamsburg's magazine provoked outrage and action by the city's patriots.
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Summer 2017 Reading List

Check out the 45 titles featured in our summer 2017 reading list for children and young adults.
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Celebrate the Season of Sweets with "Cookies and Cocktails" After-Hours Event on Dec. 11

Treat yourself to something sweet this season with Cookies and Cocktails at the Museum of the American Revolution! At the “History After Hours” event on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5 – 8 p.m., enjoy cookie tastings, specialty cocktails, a create-your-own ornament station, and a talk and booking signing with American Cookie author Anne Byrn.
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Museum of the American Revolution to Open April 19, 2017

Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution brings to life the dramatic story of our nation’s founding.
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Rare Objects from the American Revolution Center Collection on Display Through Loans to the Historic Mount Vernon and the National Constitution Center

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Member Morning: Revolutionary Fashion Talk

June 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to a special 45-minute talk to learn about 18th-century fashion for men, women, and children during the Revolutionary era.
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Remember the Ladies Choral Premiere

"Remember the Ladies": A New Choral Work by Melissa Dunphy

In March 2021, composer Melissa Dunphy joined the Museum for the choral world premiere of “Remember the Ladies,” featuring Abigail Adams's famous letter set for an a cappella chorus, performed by PhilHarmonia.
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