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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Museum’s Living History Youth Summer Institute Returns in July and August

This summer marks the return of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, a six-week intensive course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era. This year’s program, which runs from July 5, 2023 – August 11, 2023, introduces eight participants to the museum field and the world of costumed historical interpretation, with a focus on enslaved and free people of African descent.
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Upcoming Special Exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" Opens at the Museum of the American Revolution on Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 2024

General George Washington’s headquarters tent from the Revolutionary War is the centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution, where more than a million visitors have experienced the tent’s power in an immersive theater experience. In the Museum's upcoming special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," more than 100 artifacts from across the country will be brought together to expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning Washington’s War Tent theater presentation and explore the tent’s inspiring journey from the Revolutionary War to today. Opening during Presidents Day Weekend, Witness to Revolution will be on view exclusively at the Museum from Feb. 17, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, and will be included with regular Museum admission.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Cassandra Good

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Cassandra Good

Watch the Museum's archived video of Cassandra Good's March 2021 virtual discussion on her book, Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.
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Ricardo Herrera delivers his lecture about feeding Washington's army onstage in front of a crowd.

Read the Revolution with Ricardo Herrera

Watch Dr. Ricardo A. Herrera's January 2023 discussion on his book, Feeding Washington's Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778.
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Big Idea 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

Learn more about the functions of George Washington's tent during the Revolutionary War and the people who helped make it happen.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project to Perform Free Virtual Concert as Part of Museum’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15-18

On Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., tune into the Museum’s YouTube channel for a free virtual concert by vocalists and musicians from the Philadelphia Jazz Project
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Linda Colley

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Linda Colley

Watch the Museum's archived video of historian Linda Colley's virtual discussion on her new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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Delve Deeper into the American Revolution with New Live Virtual Course, Jan. 5 -26

A new live, interactive virtual course from the Museum of the American Revolution will immerse you in the origins, diverse people, and complex events of the American Revolution—all safely from home.
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Rowland Ricketts dyes silk for the Museum's replica of Washington's Standard flag.

Washington Standard Project Progress Update

Read more about the process to weave and dye the silk used to construct the Museum's replica of George Washington's Standard flag.
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Unit 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

View classroom activities designed for teaching about George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and during his presidency.
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