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Archaeological dig at the Museum

Archaeology at the Museum Discovery Cart

View a sample of the artifacts found during the archaeological dig at the site of the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City, Philadelphia, prior to construction.
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Meet The Revolution Kalela Williams

Meet the Revolution

Learn more about our Meet the Revolution series of costumed living history programs that explore the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era.
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Three guests view the Arms of Independence case and touch screen in the Museum galleries.

Write the Revolution Young Author Workshop with Jean O'Connor

March 5, 2023 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Join us for this drop-in writing activity with historical fiction novelist Jean C. O'Connor, author of The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution, geared towards students ages 12-18.
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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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Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day at the Museum, May 11-12

The Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 with special talks and tours about the roles of military families during the Revolutionary War. The programs kick off free Museum admission to Blue Star Families throughout the summer.
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The Philadelphia Campaign, Vol. I

Read an excerpt from Thomas J. McGuire's book, The Philadelphia Campaign, Vol. I: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence by T.H. Breen. The bottom of the book cover is black, and the author’s name is written in white text. The middle of the cover is white, and the text is written in red and black. And the top of the cover is an image of ships docking and people on the docks.

The Marketplace of Revolution

This excerpt from T.H. Breen looks at how one city’s rebellion, the Boston Tea Party, became an entire people’s war and created a common cause of America.
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This image depicts the book cover of Digging in The City of Brotherly Love by Rebecca Yamin. The cover is a photo of a Philadelphia park in the fall. The top and bottom of the book cover are purple. The title of the book is written in front of a yellow strip.

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love

Read this excerpt from Rebecca Yamin that features a 19 century insurance policy, suggesting an explanation to a unidentified recovered artifact.
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A family of four view The Revolution's Veterans picture wall in the Museum galleries.

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

January 8, 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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Three children use replica tools in a recreated sail loft in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

July 9, 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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