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Concord Bridge The Nineteenth of April, 1775 painting by Don Troiani in the Museum's Liberty exhibit.

Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration & Shot Heard 'Round the World Commemoration

April 19-24, 2022
Join the Museum onsite and online to celebrate the Museum's fifth anniversary and to commemorate the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson later called it, that ignited the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.
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This image depicts the book cover of Congress's Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union by Holly A. Mayer. The top of the image is a map of Canada. The title of the book is written in red in a box, mostly covering the map. The bottom half is a white background with a painting of a soldier marching and playing a drum.

Congress's Own

Read an excerpt from Holly Mayer's new book, Congress's Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women Past and Present this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13-14

This Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14, 2023, join us at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the diverse, inspiring women who played vital – often unsung – roles on both the home front and the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
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Virtual Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights and the Enduring American Revolution, Oct. 13

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Museum of the American Revolution Coincides with the Museum’s When Women Lost the Vote Exhibit
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Celebrate Native American History and Culture During Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum, Oct. 9 - 11

Explore Native American history and culture at the Museum of the American Revolution during the Museum’s annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration from Saturday, October 9 – Monday, October 11, 2021.
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This image shows a French gorget. It is gold with a silver crown symbol in the center. It is displayed against a white background.

French Gorget

This gorget, displaying the royal arms of the Bourbon kings of France, was a vestigial piece of armor worn by a French officer as a sign of rank.
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Chains

Read an excerpt from Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel that tells the story of a young slave girl during the start of the Revolutionary War.
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200th Edition Museum Staff Picks Reading List includes A People’s History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael; John Adams by David McCullough; Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; American Revolutions: A Continental History 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor; The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young; and Spies in the Continental Capital by John A. Nagy. The books are stacked on top of one another on a wooden bench outside on a sunny day. The books and the bench are in clear view while the background is blurred.

Reading List: Read the Revolution 200th Edition Staff Picks

To celebrate the our 200th edition of Read the Revolution, Museum staff picked their favorite books about the American Revolution.
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Summer 2019 Reading List

View our list of 2019 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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Now on View: Art and Artifacts on William B. T. Trego's Vision of Valley Forge

Take a closer look at art and artifacts on display that show artist William B. T. Trego's vision of Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
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