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A visitor looks at a tableau scene depicting George Washington breaking up a fight among his troops in Harvard Yard.

Winter Break at the Museum

December 26, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Throughout Winter Break, join us at the Museum to explore our new special exhibition, Liberty, walk through a wintery scene in Revolution Place, and much more for the whole family.
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Dr. R. Scott Stephenson sits on the left facing archaeologist Wade Catts in the Museum galleries.

AmRev360: Digging into New Discoveries with Archaeologist Wade Catts

Archaeologist Wade Catts joined the season four premiere of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, to discuss the recent discoveries at Red Bank Battlefield.
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Portrait of William Shakespeare from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Founders' Writings on Their Admiration of William Shakespeare

Take a look at the deep appreciation many founders, like George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, had for William Shakespeare and their recurring citations of his work.
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The image shows the book cover of Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton. It is a blue cover with Mary’s name written in red font at the top of the image. The title of the book is written in white font in the middle of the image.

Liberty's Daughters

Read an excerpt from Mary Beth Norton's groundbreaking book, Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800.
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"Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770" by John H. Bufford
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Boston Massacre and Propaganda: Changing Depictions of Crispus Attucks

Depictions of the Boston Massacre, the chaotic melee on March 5, 1770 that left five Bostonians dead, including Crispus Attucks, offer a glimpse into the blurred lines between reality and propaganda.
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Unit 6: Soldiers of African Descent in the Revolutionary War

This unit is to help students learn more about soldiers of African descent and their wartime experiences as well as how the war created both challenges and opportunities for these individuals.
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History Explorers

As a History Explorer, meet with Museum staff and special guests to play games, make art, hear stories, solve riddles, and explore the people, places, and events of the American Revolution.
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A mother and daughter interact at a replica encampment in the Museum's Revolution Place family discovery center.

Winter Break at the Museum

December 26-31, 2022
Throughout Winter Break at the Museum, join us to explore life during the winter months of the American Revolution through special events, costumed living history, wintery scenes in Revolution Place, hands-on discovery carts, engaging in-gallery talks, and much more for the whole family.
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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.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 26-28, 2021
Over Thanksgiving Weekend, join us at the Museum to explore our new special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War, walk through a wintery scene in Revolution Place, make your own cookie molds for the holidays, and much more for the whole family.
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A display in the Museum's final gallery dedicated to the preservation of James Forten and Betsy Ross's memory.

Now on View: New Display on Betsy Ross, James Forten, and American Memory

Take a closer look at objects related to the legacies of Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole, popularly known as Betsy Ross, and James Forten that are now on display in the final gallery of the Museum's core exhibition.
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