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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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In The News: Tactile Paintings for Guests with Visual Disabilities in Liberty Exhibit

Learn more about the tactile paintings created and donated by the Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired for our special exhibition, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
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Celebrating Five Years of Making History

The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia celebrates its five-year anniversary in April 2022.
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George Mason's Roman History

Virginia statesman George Mason, who acquired this volume of ancient Roman history, was among the members of America's founding generation that looked to ancient Rome for guidance on republican government.
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Cash Pallentine's Continental Army Discharge

Cash Pallentine's Continental Army Discharge

Cash Pallentine, who served in the Continental Army from 1777 through the end of the war, was among hundreds of African Americans who served in Connecticut regiments during the Revolution.
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General Washington and General Jackson on Negro Soldiers

Two years into the Civil War, author and publisher Henry Carey Baird released this pamphlet to highlight the distinguished service of soldiers of African descent who fought under General Washington.
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Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution Now Open

On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. On April 19, 2017 – the 242nd anniversary of that “shot heard ‘round the world” – history was made once again as Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public.
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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Museum of the American Revolution Exceeds $150 Million Capital Campaign Goal with Gift from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Roberts Foundation

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Explore Revolutionary-Era Holidays on the Homefront with Festive 18th-Century Music, Snowy Stories, and More for the Whole Family this Winter Break, Dec. 26 – 31

Experience what the holidays were like on the homefront during the Revolutionary era during Winter Break at the Museum of the American Revolution, from Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Visitors of all ages can enjoy authentic 18th-century music, watch moving first-person theatrical performances, make festive crafts to take home, and more while exploring colonial life during the winter months. Plus, stop by the Museum Shop to find the perfect last-minute holiday gift.
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