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Revolution At The Library Richmond Branch

Museum of the American Revolution’s “Revolution at the Library” Program Returns This Summer with Expanded Regional Locations, Dates

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Revolution at the Library program returns this July to engage kids and families across the region in the dynamic, diverse stories of the American Revolution. In addition to its continued partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Museum is partnering with the Camden County Library System to expand this year’s program to libraries across both Philadelphia and Camden County, NJ.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia

February 11 - November 26, 2023
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia explored the story of James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to later become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War.
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Museum Wins Prestigious 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence for “When Women Lost the Vote” Special Exhibition

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has been recognized with a 2022 Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its 2020-2021 special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, which explored the little-known story of women and free people of color legally voting in New Jersey following the Revolutionary War.
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This image shows the book cover of Saratoga: Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War by Richard Ketchum.

Saratoga

Read an excerpt from Richard Ketchum's Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War.
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Until Justice Be Done

Read an excerpt from Kate Masur's book, Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction.
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NOW VIRTUAL | Thanksgiving Weekend with the Museum

November 27-29, 2020
Join the Museum online over Thanksgiving weekend for free make-at-home crafts, colonial cooking demonstrations, and more.
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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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First Oval Office Project in Newport, Rhode Island

September 11 & 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join Museum staff for a weekend of living history in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Newport Historical Society's "The French in 1780 Newport” event on Sept. 11-12.
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This image depicts the book cover of Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee by Phillip Papas. The image is a sepia toned image of Charles Lee standing on a hillside. In the background is a body of water and hills. Charles is standing with his body facing the viewer. He is looking over his right over his right should. His left hand rests on the hilt of his sword and he has a stick in his right hand pointing outward toward the body of water.

Renegade Revolutionary

This excerpt from Phillip Papas shows the tension building between George Washington and General Charles Lee and their very different military ideologies.
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Remembering Linda Eaton

We join with so many in the history community in mourning the loss of Linda Eaton.
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