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Remembering the First Shot of the Revolutionary War

April 19, 2020 marked the 245th anniversary of the first shot of the Revolutionary War – later called the “shot heard round the world” – at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Big Idea 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?

July 4 may have been the day that the Declaration of Independence was approved, and a new nation emerged, but the consequences of the Declaration would extend far into the future.
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Unit 3: Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

This unit provides students a look at the experiences of different soldiers from the many armies of the Revolutionary War and how artist Don Troiani portrays those experiences to a viewer.
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Timeline Teacher Resources

View the companion teacher guide for the Museum's Timeline of the American Revolution that features a variety of activities to help students learn about the Revolutionary era and the ongoing Revolution.
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Book cover of A Gentleman of Color book alongside headshots of Julie Winch and Kip Forten Jacobs.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Julie Winch, Featuring Atwood "Kip" Forten Jacobs

April 12, 2023 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Historian Dr. Julie Winch joins the Museum to reflect on her groundbreaking biography, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten, and will be joined by Forten's great-great-great-great grandson, Atwood “Kip” Forten Jacobs.
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Katelyn Appiah-Kubi portrays Elizabeth Freeman wearing a blue dress with white apron and hat.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 2024 at the Museum

January 13-15, 2024
Honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over MLK Weekend at the Museum to discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learn what it takes to change the world.
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Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III to Discuss New Book Oct. 15 as Part of National Tour

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III, speaks on his forthcoming book as part of the museum's "Read the Revolution" speaker series.
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Beat the Heat at the Museum of the American Revolution this August

John Adams wrote that he dreaded “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer,” but even though it’s hot outside, cool things are happening at the Museum of the American Revolution this August. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
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Revolutionize Your Summer with Special Events and Activities for All Ages at the Museum

Make this summer one for the history books! Join us at the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia for a jam-packed lineup of special exhibitions, events, and activities for visitors of all ages. Plus, don’t miss the Museum’s special holiday weekends as we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
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Only Six Weeks Remain to Experience "Hamilton Was Here" at the Museum of the American Revolution

Six weeks until the museum's exhibit "Hamilton was Here" closes, but programming in celebration of The Year of Hamilton will continue.
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