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18 Memorable Museum Moments from 2018

The Museum marked its first full year in 2018 and it was a year of historic firsts! We welcomed more than 300,000 visitors from countries across the world.
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Image 092320 16x9 George Washington Print Mezzotint Collection George Washington On Horseback

Print of General George Washington

This mezzotint of General George Washington on horseback, printed in 1775 by printer C. Shepherd, is one of the earliest prints of the Commander in Chief.
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This image depicts the book cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. It is an illustration of George Washington on a white horse. He is wearing a blue suite with tan pans and black riding boots. He and the horse are looking to their ride in the midst of riding.

Washington: A Life

Read an excerpt from Ron Chernow's biography on George Washington, Washington: A Life.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Behind Black Founders: A Lunch & Learn for Museum Members

June 3, 2023 from 12:30-3 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to an exclusive Saturday afternoon lunch and learn with buffet lunch, refreshments, and two special talks inspired by Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

CANCELLED | Black Founders Exhibit Educator Deep-Dive

February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Museum educators for an in-person workshop that pairs classroom instruction with exploration of our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A painting by Don Troiani on view alongside objects depicted in the painting in the Museum's Liberty Exhibit

CANCELLED | Historical Art and Objects as Teaching Tools

This onsite workshop has been cancelled.
This onsite workshop examining paintings of historical events alongside objects from the Museum’s latest special exhibit, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, has been cancelled.
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A Museum educator, in Revolutionary military costume, shows three adolescents how to use a cannon on the Privateer Ship in the galleries.

Join & Support

Learn about the variety of ways you can support the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Finding Freedom: Big Ideas

Explore short essays to discover how the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, London and Jack fit into the broader experiences of people of African descent in the colonial and Revolutionary eras.
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This graphic depicts a teacher in front of a chalkboard and by clicking the image, it will take you to Teacher Resources.

Part 2: Thematic Activities

Part 2 of the companion teacher guide for the Museum's Timeline of the American Revolution features a variety of activities on different thematic topics, including women, Native Americans, Loyalists, and more.
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This image shows the book cover of Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick O'Donnell. The image is an illustration of a battle occurring in a filed. There is smoke filling the air.

Washington's Immortals

This excerpt from Patrick O'Donnell tells the story of the First Maryland Regiment and its presence at many of the major battles of the American Revolution
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