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Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates Plaza Opening and Dedicates Building to Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

Hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered today at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s outdoor plaza and dedicate its recently completed building to Board Chairman Gerry Lenfest and his wife Marguerite Lenfest. The Museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
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Interactive Online Children’s Book Explores John and Abigail Adams’ Unique Partnership and Role in Shaping a New Nation

The Museum of the American Revolution has launched an animated, online version of the nonfiction children’s book Abigail & John, written by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by artist Clarice Smith.
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Best-Selling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Discuss New Book on the Women of the Civil War, April 27

Proving the old adage that “behind every great man is a great woman,” best-selling author, journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts explored the lives of the wives, sisters, and female friends of the men leading America into — and through — the Civil War at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 27.
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Join Us Onsite or Online for “Meet James Forten” Performance and Discussion on Feb. 10, During Black History Month

As part of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Black History Month celebration, explore the life and legacy of James Forten, a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist with the Museum’s newest first-person theatrical performance “Meet James Forten” on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Long-Lost Revolutionary War Diary of John Claypoole, Husband of Betsy Ross, Discovered and Donated to Museum

Discovered in a shoebox in a Northern California garage, the long-lost Revolutionary War diary of John Claypoole is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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November-December Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

It's almost that time of year again! As the holiday season approaches, the Museum of the American Revolution offers a wide range of festive, family-friendly and historically-themed events, from special Veterans Day weekend programs (free for veterans and military!) to a holiday season kick-off featuring a performance from Nutcracker 1776 to author talks by renowned historians.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation designating Thursday, November 26, of that year as a national day of thanks. During Thanksgiving Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer special talks, guided tours, and family-friendly activities from Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday).
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Never-Before-Displayed Sword of Revolutionary War Colonel Donated to Museum

A silver-hilted American small sword owned and used by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone (1710-1776) of Simsbury, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War was donated to the Museum of the American Revolution today. The never-before-displayed sword was donated by a descendent of Pettibone and his family. The sword will be displayed at the Museum beginning in 2018.
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Vice President Biden, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough Among Opening Day Speakers for Museum of the American Revolution

Vice President Joe Biden, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and best-selling author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts have joined the roster of speakers for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, April 19. The date marks the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.
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Discover Regional Sites Where Revolutionary History Was Made, Aug. 21

Grab a cocktail and kick back for a Revolutionary Staycation right here at home – no passport or airfare necessary! Dozens of historic sites and landmarks from across Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Tuesday, August 21, from 5 – 8 p.m. for a Revolutionary Staycation-themed event, part of the Museum’s History After Hours series.
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