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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America by James McWilliams. The title and author are written on the bottom of the cover. There is a pot of steaming food with a ladle on a red tablecloth. The top of the pot is in midair, as if being lifted off, to reveal the image of Washington crossing the Delaware River. IN the steam and in the background, there is the text of the Declaration.

A Revolution in Eating

This excerpt from James McWilliams shows how the first American cookbook in 1796 led to introducing American recipes alongside the traditional British ones
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A Museum educator shows a replica flag to a group of school students aboard the sloop in the Museum's core exhibition.

Spring Break 2024 at the Museum

March 23-April 7, 2024
March into spring break at the Museum to explore what life was like during the Revolutionary War with a new special exhibition, neighborhood walking tours, family-friendly crafts, in-gallery talks, and more for guests of all ages.
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First Oval Office Project Programs & Events

Learn more about the Museum's First Oval Office Project programs and outreach since 2013.
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When Women Lost Vote Tableau

Closing Weekend: When Women Lost the Vote Exhibit

April 23-25, 2021
Join us for the final chance to see When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 at the Museum before the exhibit closes on Sunday, April 25.
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The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier with a statue of George Washington in Washington Square Park in Philadelphia.

Memorial Day Weekend with the Museum

May 27-31, 2021
Join the Museum over Memorial Day Weekend to pay tribute on-site and online to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names William Schwartz as New Board Member

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of William Schwartz as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Schwartz is the principal and co-founder of INTECH Construction.
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Lela Sewell-Williams presents about Charlotte Vandine Forten at a Members Lunch and Learn event.

Black Founders Women & the Archives with Lela Sewell-Williams & Rebecca Shipman

Lela Sewell-Williams and Rebecca Shipman of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University joined the Museum to reflect on preserving the legacies of African American women in the archives
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Solve a Snowy Wintertime Mystery During a Virtual Playdate for Kids, Dec. 16

The Museum’s New History Explorers Club Series for Kids
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This image shows the book cover of A Fools Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump by Lonnie Bunch, III. A Fool’s Errand is written in golden bold letters, while the subtitle and Lonnie’s name are written in white font. There is a photograph of Lonnie in a suit and his hands folded in front of him. He is smiling at the viewer.

A Fool's Errand

This excerpt of Lonnie Bunch intertwines his personal experiences with the long road that led to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Book cover for Freedom's Prophet by Richard Newman featuring a large scale portrait of Bishop Richard Allen.

Freedom's Prophet

Read an excerpt from Richard S. Newman's book, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers.
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