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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

First Oval Office Project at Penn's McNeil Center with the Living History Youth Summer Institute

August 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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This image shows the book cover of 1776 by David McCullough. 1776 is written in large red font in the center of the image. On the bottom, there is a painting depicting the Continental Army.

1776

Read an excerpt from David McCullough's book that captures American reactions in the immediate aftermath of the Declaration of Independence.
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This image depicts the book cover of George Washington's America by Barnet Schecter. The title of the book is written in the middle of the cover. The bottom of the cover is a map and the top is a portrait of George Washington from the neck up.

George Washington's America

This excerpt from Barnet Schecter shows the issues facing Washington and the Continental Army in 1776 as they began to defend the city from the British.
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Banners of Liberty: An Exhibition of Original Revolutionary War Flags

April 19 - August 10, 2025
The Museum will mark the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the United States Armed Forces with a new special exhibition, Banners of Liberty, opening April 19, 2025.
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Summer 2017 Reading List

Check out the 45 titles featured in our summer 2017 reading list for children and young adults.
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Revolutionary Friends

Read an excerpt from Selene Castrovilla's children's book that tells the story of the enduring friendship of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette.
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This image depicts the book cover of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus Bordewich. The main title of the book and the author’s name is written in blue, while the rest of the text is written in red. On the left side of the cover is a circular painting of James Madison and on the right side of the cover is a circular painting of George Washington.

The First Congress

Read this excerpt from Fergus Bordewich that covers the debates over Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan to the simple question of how we address the president.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Holly Mayer September 2021

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Holly Mayer

September 30, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Holly A. Mayer joins the Museum for a hybrid onsite and online event to kick off our 2021-22 Read the Revolution Speaker Series with a discussion on her new book, Congress's Own.
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NOW VIRTUAL | Thanksgiving Weekend with the Museum

November 27-29, 2020
Join the Museum online over Thanksgiving weekend for free make-at-home crafts, colonial cooking demonstrations, and more.
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A Museum staff member views a painting in the Liberty exhibit

Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 16, 2021 - September 5, 2022
Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War immersed visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life.
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