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Artist John Wind stands next to his piece depicting Baron von Steuben in the Museum's second-floor Oneida Nation Atrium.
Christopher Tyler Studio

John Y. Wind Artist Talks & Philadelphia Freedom Band Performance

June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum for a special musical performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band and artist talks in conjunction with Whiskey Rebellion, a special installation by contemporary artist John Y. Wind.
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Philly Improv Theater Brings Hit Show to History After-Hours Event, Nov. 19

Discover how Irish soldier Richard St. George used “comedy” sketching to cope with his life experiences during and after the Revolutionary War at History After Hours.
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Running From Bondage by Karen Cook Bell Book Cover

Running from Bondage

Read an excerpt from Karen Cook Bell's book, Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America.
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The British Are Coming Back! Historic Sites Commemorate 240th Anniversary of British Occupation of Philadelphia

You know that Philadelphia was the capital city during the Revolutionary War, but did you know that it was seized by the British in 1777 and occupied for nine long months? And did you know that Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776 – was later used as a prison for American officers?
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A daguerreotype portrait of Black musician and composer Francis "Frank" Johnson.
courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Frank Johnson & His Celebrated Band of Black Musicians: A Concert & Roundtable Discussion

April 6, 2024, from 12-1:30 p.m.
Join CUNY Hunter College's Tyler Diaz at the Museum for a live concert and discussion to learn about legendary bandleader Francis Johnson and the music of Black musicians in early 19th-century Philadelphia.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Forten Family Artifacts on Loan from Howard University in Black Founders Exhibit

Take a closer look at the Forten family artifacts that the Howard University Moorland-Spingarn Research Center loaned to the Museum for our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum

November 11-13, 2022
This Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, join the Museum in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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Politics, Porcelain and Revolution: A Discussion and Demonstration with Ceramicist Michelle Erickson

Michelle Erickson is joining the museum to showcase her scholarship and craftsmanship with a special evening program and a live ceramic demonstration.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

January 28, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Dr. Jessica Millward will join the Museum to discuss her recent book, Finding Charity's Folk, and how slavery, freedom, and liberation were intertwined in the experiences of African American women in the Revolutionary era.
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Award-Winning Harvard Historian Jane Kamensky to Discuss New Book as Part of “Read the Revolution” Series, Oct. 18

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