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This image shows a painting depicting George Washington Crossing the Delaware. It is displayed in a brown frame with a gold interior. The painting shows Washington and his soldiers on the shores of the river. Some are still on land and some boats are already on the water. It is a snowy, gray day.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald painted this version of General George Washington’s famous 1776 crossing of the Delaware River about 100 years after the Revolutionary War.
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The Museum’s 2021 Children’s Youth Reading List includes Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth About Paul Revere’s Ride, The Age of Phillis by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, and A Parade for George Washington by David A. Adler and illustrated by John O’Brien.

Summer Reading List: 2021 Young Readers Edition

View our list of new books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages for 2021 summer reading.
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Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

February 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us for the Members-only preview of our new exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public.
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Read the Revolution event graphic featuring book covers for John Barry and Give Me A Fast ship alongside a headshot of author Tim McGrath.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Tim McGrath

November 15, 2023, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Join author and avid sailor Tim McGrath at the Museum for a special presentation, “’What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kickoff the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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Art and Our Understanding of the Revolution

January 13, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators participating in this free workshop will learn about how imagery influences the way we think about the Revolution and how you can teach your own students to analyze artwork as part of their own investigations of the Revolutionary era.
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This image shows the book cover of The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution by John Oller. It is an image of a swamp and trees. The water is colored green while the sky is red

The Swamp Fox

Read an excerpt from John Oller's biography on Francis Marion, that seeks to unpack and debunk some of the myths on the "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War
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Press Images

View and download images from the Museum of the American Revolution.
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Hessians and the 10 Crucial Days Discovery Cart

Take a closer look at items featured in this digital discovery cart about Hessian soldiers and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton that turned the tides of the Revolutionary War.
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British flag, featuring a Jack on the canton and red in the other three quarters, for the True Colours Flag Project.

A Day Aboard the SULTANA with the True Colours Flag Project

Watch a recap of the Museum flying its collection of replica historic flags aboard the schooner SULTANA, a replica Revolutionary War-era vessel, on the Chester River in Chestertown, Maryland.
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Liberty Exhibit Teacher Resources

Explore modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the complexities of the Revolutionary era through the work of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani.
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