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Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati

December 6, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The Museum displayed a priceless Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati worn by George Washington in Philadelphia for the first time.
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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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This image shows the book cover of The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena Zabin. The background is white. The Boston Massacre is written in red at the top. A Family History and Serena’s name are written on the bottom in black. In the middle, there are four black coffins with a white skull and crossbones on each one. There are initials at the tops of the coffins. From left to right, they are SG, SM, JC, and CA.

The Boston Massacre

Read an excerpt of Serena Zabin's The Boston Massacre: A Family History.
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History Explorers Club: Native American History Month (Virtual)

November 18, 2020 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join in as Museum staff virtually meet with special guests from Ganondagun State Historic Site to learn about traditional Haudenosaunee storytelling and hear select tales from their team of trained storytellers.
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History Explorers Club: Spies of the Revolution

March 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Museum for a family-friendly History Explorers Club to learn about the spies of the American Revolution and discover who they were and all the ways they operated undercover.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Linda Colley

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Linda Colley

May 20, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Historian Linda Colley joins the Museum on May 20, 2021 to discuss her new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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Washington College Semans Griswold Environmental Hall
Washington College

AmRev Presents: Set Sail with the True Colours Flag Project

August 10, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join the Museum as we take our True Colours Flag Project to the waterfront of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland in partnership with the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College.
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History Explorers Club: Evacuation Day

November 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn how people of Revolutionary America celebrated Evacuation Day every Nov. 25, the day that the British Army officially left New York City, at our family-friendly November History Explorers Club.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

History Explorers Club: Who Wears What: Picking Uniforms in the Revolutionary War

October 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the Revolutionary War wardrobe of uniforms, hats, dresses, and accessories to discover what you might have worn during the American Revolution at our family-friendly October History Explorers Club.
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Painting of Washington with a sash

Teaching Washington’s Complex Legacy

February 17, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free workshop in partnership with Mount Vernon will explore George Washington’s complicated legacies as related to slavery through the use of primary sources and digital classroom resources.
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