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Celebrate Flag Day Weekend with Flag-Themed Crafts, Pop-Up Talks, and Activities for All Ages, June 11 – 14

On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting the 13-star flag as the official flag of the new United States. Join the Museum of the American Revolution during Flag Day Weekend from Saturday, June 11 – Tuesday, June 14, 2022, to learn about Revolutionary-era flags of “all kinds of colours” with flag-themed crafts, pop-up talks, discovery carts, and other activities for the whole family.
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First Oval Office Project at Somerset County's Journey Through the Past Weekend

October 8-9, 2022
Join the Museum at Somerset County Courthouse Green from Oct. 8-9 for Somerset County's 17th annual Journey Through the Past weekend, where we will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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This image depicts the Standing in Their Own Light book cover by Judith Van Buskirk. The image is a painting of a person of African Descent in military clothing. He his wearing a blue jacket and carrying a rifle pointed upward in his right hand. His right leg is bent, giving the illusion that he is walking on a field.

Standing in Their Own Light

Read an excerpt from Judith L. Van Buskirk's book, Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution.
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Celebrate George Washington's Birthday this Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

Presidents Day was originally established in 1879 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, our nation’s first president, and later expanded to include all who have held our nation’s highest office. This year, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17 – Monday, Feb. 19, with family-friendly festivities and the final chance to see the Museum’s limited-run special exhibit Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor.
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This image depicts the book cover of Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. The image is of a stormy sky with a bolt of lightning. There is a body of water separating two bodies of land.

Valiant Ambition

This excerpt from Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of the rise of George Washington and the fall of Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution
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This image depicts the book cover of Financial Founding Fathers: The Men who Made America Rich by Robert Wright and David Cowen.

Financial Founding Fathers

This excerpt by authors Robert Wright and David Cowen reveals how Robert Morris brought order to the early American economy and created the first national bank.
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Mapping the Revolution

This excerpt from authors Richard Brown and Paul Cohen charts the territorial claims and geographic strategy behind military campaigns during the Revolutionary War.
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The Museum's replicas of George Washington's tents set up at Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey.

First Oval Office Project at Valley Forge National Historical Park's March-In Commemoration

December 19, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.
Join the Museum at Valley Forge National Historical Park for their commemoration of the 1777 arrival of the Continental Army in Valley Forge, where we will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment.
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The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

First Oval Office Project at Newport Historical Society's French in Newport Weekend

July 14-15, 2023
Join Museum staff for a weekend of living history in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Newport Historical Society's French in Newport event on July 14-15.
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Museum of the American Revolution Receives Preservation Planning Award for Washington’s War Tent Project

The Museum’s years-long process to conserve and display General George Washington’s War Tent was awarded a 2017 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award.
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