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AmRev360

Watch lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson and featuring a broad slate of dynamic guests, on our AmRev360 web series.
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Battle of Bunker Hill in Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War Exhibit

Take a closer look at two paintings by nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani as well as four objects related to the Battle of Bunker that are on display in our special exhibition.
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Big Idea 7: Continuing the Forten Family Legacy

Learn more about how following James Forten's death in 1842, the Forten family kept his spirit alive by pushing to make Philadelphia and the country a better place for people of African descent.
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Big Idea 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

Learn more about how James Forten and other people of African descent managed to overcome many challenges to become successful in business at a time when most people did not consider them equal.
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Black Founders Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.
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Virtual Storytime: Now and Ben by Gene Barretta

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Gene Barretta, with permission from Square Fish/Henry Holt & Company.
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Online Exhibits

With our online exhibits, including When Women Lost the Vote and Cost of Revolution, the Museum continues to uncover and share compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment.
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Virtual Storytime: Equality's Call by Deborah Diesen

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, with permission from Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster.
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"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won, produced in conjunction with our 2020-21 exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote.
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From James Forten to Force 10, the Craft of Traditional Sailmaking Continues Today

Nahja Chimenti and Sean Bunting of Force 10 Sailmaking and Rigging reflect on their work, compare their workshop to the recreated sail loft that was in our Black Founders exhibit, and look at how James Forten's Revolutionary-era sailmaking work is similar to their own.
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