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David Bruce Smith and Martha Meehan Cohen

AmRev360: Inspiring a Love of History

Martha Meehan-Cohen, Director of Advancement for the Supreme Court Historical Society, and David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, joined the latest episode of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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The Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture

The Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture has been established through the generosity of the friends, colleagues, and family of the late Carl M. Buchholz.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 7

Create a mind map, examine a historical image, and engage in creative writing to explore people of African descent’s experiences of the Revolutionary War.
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Discovering History: Baroness von Riedesel

Learn the fascinating but little-known story of Baroness von Riedesel with a video presentation from Hannah Boettcher, the Museum’s Manager of Special Programs.
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Guests interact with the Finding Freedom interactive in the galleries.

About Finding Freedom

The Museum of the American Revolution's online interactive feature, Finding Freedom, explores the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia.
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Unit 1: Understanding the British Empire

Introduce students to the scope, depth, and diversity of British North America and the British Empire in the years preceding the Declaration of Independence.
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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.

Interactive Features

Dig deeper into compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution through our interactive online learning experiences, Finding Freedom and Season of Independence.
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A young female visitor draws a picture. Behind her is a 13-star flag, which was part of the Museum's 2019 summer exhibition, A New Constellation.

Design Your Own Flag Craft

Download our printable PDF worksheet and instructions below to learn what some of the symbols mean and then create a flag of your own.
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Introducing: Read the Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution announces the launch of Read the Revolution, an email featuring excerpts from books about the American Revolution.
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First Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence

This July 6, 1776 issue of the Pennsylvania Evening Post presented the first newspaper printing of the newly adopted Declaration of Independence.
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