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This image depicts the book cover of Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden by Andrea Wulf. The cover is a white background with colored flowers and greenery around the border. At the time, there are 13-star American flags in various states of overlap and black and white portraits of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Founding Gardeners

This excerpt from Andrea Wulf introduces the founding fathers as promoters of an agrarian nation, sharing new farming methods and exotic plants.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Philadelphia Campaign: Germantown and the Roads to Valley Forge, Volume 2 by Thomas Mcguire.

The Philadelphia Campaign, Vol. II

This excerpt from Thomas McGuire depicts the movement of Hessian forces as they marched to fight Continental troops at the Birmingham Meeting House
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Juneteenth Weekend 2023 at the Museum

June 17-19, 2023
Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.
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Living History Youth Summer Institute Closing Ceremony honored five students for completing the six-week course.

First-Ever Class Graduates from Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute

Learn more about the first-ever graduating class of the Museum's inaugural Living History Youth Summer Institute.
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A family of four walks down the spiral staircase decorated with festive winter greenery and red bows.

Winter Break 2023 at the Museum

December 23-31, 2023
Throughout Winter Break at the Museum, join us to explore life during the winter months of the American Revolution through live 18th-century music, first-person theatrical performances, wintery scenes in Revolution Place, hands-on discovery carts, engaging in-gallery talks, and more for the whole family.
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The Netherlands and the American Revolution

Examine the role the Netherlands played in the American Revolution, who the major Dutch players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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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.

Finding Freedom: Big Ideas

Explore short essays to discover how the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, London and Jack fit into the broader experiences of people of African descent in the colonial and Revolutionary eras.
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Finding Freedom: Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the stories of people of African descent in the colonial and Revolutionary Eras in the Finding Freedom digital interactive.
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Finding Freedom Primary Sources

Muster rolls, pension records, letters, and more – these are a selection of the documents that informed our storytelling.
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Sketch by Gabriel Bray called A View Of Apolonia
Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Sierra Leone and the American Revolution

Examine the role Sierra Leone played in the American Revolution, who Sierra Leone's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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