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Two young visitors get their photo taken next to the Cost of Revolution tableau in the Rotunda.

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

March 12, 2023 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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Summer 2017 Reading List

Check out the 45 titles featured in our summer 2017 reading list for children and young adults.
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Exhibit Liberty Coming Soon

Opening Weekend of Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 16 & 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum for the opening weekend of our newest special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, displaying the research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani.
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Book cover for True For The Cause Of Liberty Gilbert with two men riding horses from left to right and dark green and brown coloring.

True for the Cause of Liberty

Read an excerpt from Oscar E. Gilbert and Catherine R. Gilbert's book, True for the Cause of Liberty: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution.
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State Constitutions Palooza

September 17-18, 2022
Join us at the Museum for a weekend of interactive, family-friendly activities that delve into the curious, creative, and challenging aspects of state constitutions.
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Yelverton Peyton Powder Horn
Gift of The Landenberger Family Foundation

The Museum Marks Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum will explore the contributions that Hispanic Americans made during the American Revolution with daily programs, tours, talks, and online resources from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
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Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

April 5, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free workshop as we welcome historian and author Judith Van Buskirk while she guides an exploration of the complicated decisions and experiences of Revolutionary soldiers of color.
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Lancaster Native Donates Revolutionary War Toy Set to Museum of the American Revolution

Lancaster resident Dr. Dennis Denenberg remembers opening his Revolutionary War toy set on Christmas morning in 1957. As a 10-year-old boy, he was enthralled with the tiny soldiers, horses, and even miniature cannons with cannon balls.
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Michael C. Quinn Steps Down as CEO After Distinguished Tenure

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Michael C. Quinn has resigned from his position as President and CEO after a distinguished six-year tenure. The Museum’s Board of Directors has named him President Emeritus in recognition of his indispensable role in planning and opening the nationally acclaimed institution.
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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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