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Experience "Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia," Oct. 27 – Mar. 17

In Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution will highlight the surprising connections between our own city and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding. The experience will run from Oct. 27, 2018 – March 17, 2019. It is free with regular museum admission.
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This image depicts the book cover of Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty. The bottom of the book covers is a map of the world in red. The top of the book cover is an image of a man’s right eye and his nose. Behind his face is the extension of the map from the bottom.

Epic Journeys of Freedom

Read this excerpt from Cassandra Pybus that personalizes the wartime stories of black men and women who fled their American masters to seek freedom.
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Katelyn Appiah-Kubi portrays Elizabeth Freeman wearing a blue dress with white apron and hat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2024 at the Museum

January 13-15, 2024
Honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over MLK Weekend at the Museum to discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learn what it takes to change the world.
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Thomas Jefferson whiskey decanter recontextualized as contemporary art by artist John Y Wind.
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Pride Month Observed with Special Installations and Programming Throughout the Month of June

The Museum of the American Revolution will feature new artifact displays, a contemporary art installation, and special programming to mark Pride Month this June.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces Hiring of Candice Phillips as Director of Visitor Services

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This image shows the book cover of Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America by Sarah Purcell. The title and Sarah’s name are written at the bottom of the cover in front of a watercolor image of a battle during the American Revolution.

Sealed with Blood

This excerpt from Sarah Purcell argues shared experiences of the Revolutionary War offered Americans an opportunity to create a sense of national identity
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Can You Dig It? “Trash Talk” Archaeology-Themed Event July 17, Part of Museum’s History After Hours Series

On Tuesday, July 17, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Museum will host “Trash Talk,” an archaeology-themed evening event that will explore the findings from the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to the building’s construction.
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Museum Honors America’s First Fallen Soldiers During Memorial Day Weekend

The Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War
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A family views the Forten family tree and family bible in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Forten Family Heirlooms on Loan from Descendants in Black Founders Exhibit

Learn more about the rare surviving objects on loan from Forten family descendants that are on display in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Opening Weekend: When Women Lost the Vote

October 2-4, 2020
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of the opening of our groundbreaking special exhibition.
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