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History Explorers Club: It's Our Birthday!

April 17, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join in our family-friendly virtual birthday party for the Museum as we celebrate our fourth birthday and learn about our most famous object, General George Washington’s Headquarters Tent.
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Liberty Exhibit Painting Index

This index of paintings will assist in navigating to specific paintings in the virtual tour of Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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U.S. Patent Office circa 1860s
Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photograph Collection, #15-5-3090. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Washington's War Tent During the Civil War: Safe Keeping

This is the third and final in a three-part series describing the fate of General George Washington's Headquarters Tent during the Civil War.
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Michael Idriss Mother Bethel Ame Walking Tour

Mother Bethel AME Virtual Walking Tour

Join the Museum's African American Interpretive Fellow, Michael Idriss, for a virtual tour of the historic Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia.
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Finding Freedom: Andrew - Application for Increase in Revolutionary War Pension Payment

In 1851, Andrew Ferguson returned to the courthouse in Monroe County, Indiana, to describe his service during the Revolutionary and request an increase in his pension payment from the United States Government. Because of his old age (he was about 86 years old at the time) and the pain from his two wartime injuries, Ferguson could not support himself and his family. It is unclear if the government granted his request. 

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC/Fold3.com

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Washington's War Tent After the Civil War: A Family Affair

This is the second in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century.
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Photograph of Mary Custis Lee
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Robert E. Lee, 1806-73." New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Washington's War Tent After the Civil War: Reclaiming History

This is the first in a two-part series about the fate Washington's Headquarters Tent between the end of the Civil War and the start of the 20th century.
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True Colours & Washington Standard Projects

Follow the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships during the Revolutionary War as well as General George Washington's headquarters flag.
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Finding Freedom: Eve - Peyton Randolph’s Will

Peyton Randolph, a politician and plantation owner from Williamsburg, Virginia, wrote his will on August 10, 1774, one year before he died. Randolph, a slave owner, requested that the people he enslaved were to be inherited by his wife Elizabeth and other family members, or, if necessary, be sold to pay off his debts. Elizabeth Randolph was to receive four enslaved women and their children, including Eve and George, upon her husband’s death.

This historical record is dedicated to the Museum of the American Revolution by the York County-Poquoson Circuit Court, Authorized by the Honorable Kristen N. Nelson, Clerk

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Finding Freedom: Eve - Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation

On November 14, 1775, Virginia’s Royal Governor Lord Dunmore published this proclamation in Williamsburg that freed “all indented Servants, Negroes, or others, (appertaining to Rebels,) … that are able and willing to bear Arms” for the King. Eve and her son George were among the 800 or so enslaved people who fled to Lord Dunmore as the news spread.

Dunmore’s Proclamation, A 1775 .V55, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

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