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The Pride flag featuring rainbow stripes along with the striped in-cut triangle of white, pink, baby blue, brown, and black for transgender rights of all races hangs from a window in the Museum's Liberty Hall.

Pride Month at the Museum

Join the Museum throughout Pride Month this June to explore the lesser-known stories of people who challenged gender, identity, and social norms during the Revolutionary era.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 2

Use maps, historical images, and more, to explore the diverse peoples of African descent living in British North American in the Eighteenth Century and the communities they created.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 3

Dig into London’s story using discussion questions, and use worksheets to compare and contrast indentured servitude and slavery, to better understand the role of slavery in colonial life.
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AmRev360: Taste the Revolution with Chef Walter Staib

Emmy Award-winning TV host and City Tavern Chef Walter Staib joins the latest episode of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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Three children watch a demonstration of a cannon by a costumed Museum educator.

Kids & Families at the Museum

Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution's family-friendly activities and experiences we offer as well as suggestions we have for visiting the Museum with children.
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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.

Black Founders Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to discover the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, successful businesman, and stalwart abolitionist James Forten and his family.
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Unit 6: Elder James Forten's World

The purpose of this unit is for students to explore how and why communities change as well as consider how individuals can make positive changes within their communities.
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A family views the Forten family tree and family bible in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Forten Family Heirlooms on Loan from Descendants in Black Founders Exhibit

Learn more about the rare surviving objects on loan from Forten family descendants that are on display in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 6

Examine primary sources and imagine standing in someone else’s shoes to better understand the difficult decisions people of African descent faced as war became a reality in the colonies.
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Unit 7: Remembering the Veterans of the Revolutionary War

This unit explores the difficulties that veterans faced after the Revolutionary War, the obstacles they faced in obtaining aid from the government, and moments of possibility they experienced throughout.
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