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Museum Honors Nation’s First Veterans during Veterans Day Weekend

During Veteran's Day Weekend, the Museum will honor American's first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today.
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Introducing: Read the Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution announces the launch of Read the Revolution, an email featuring excerpts from books about the American Revolution.
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Museum Announces New African American Interpretive Program Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

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The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Nov. 5-6

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, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Winterthur Displaying Rare Flags from American Revolution on Flag Day

One of three extremely rare flags from the American Revolution, the Commander-in-Chief Flag will be on display June 14 at Winterthur with two additional standouts from the period: the 8th Virginia Regiment’s Grand Division (or Muhlenberg) Flag and the Forster Flag.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24

Lecture Marks Third Annual Event in Series Honoring the Museum’s Late Board Member Carl M. Buchholz
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. to examine how we can wrestle with—and have honest dialogue about—the complexities in our nation’s history.
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Forty Historic 13-Star Flags to be Displayed Together for the First Time Beginning Flag Day, June 14 – July 21

This Flag Day, 40 rare, historic 13-star flags will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution, marking the first time that this collection has been displayed together.
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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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Newly Discovered Panoramic Watercolor Painting Reveals Only Known Wartime Depiction of Washington’s War Tent

The recent discovery of a 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War. The sweeping watercolor painting of the fall 1782 Continental Army encampment at Verplanck’s Point, New York, contains the only known wartime depiction of General Washington’s headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war.
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