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Plan A Field Trip

Themed field trips and classroom-based programs provide educators and students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the rich and complicated American Revolutionary era.
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Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes: Unraveling Our Newly Acquired Archive with Dr. Aimee Newell

March 24, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Revolution Society and George Washington Council members are invited to join us for the latest Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes, an online conversation series sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.
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Map of Europe and Northern Africa showing a selection of events related to the American Revolution in those areas.

Ukraine and the American Revolution

After years of conflict, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. Take a closer look as we examine Ukraine’s history and the influence of the American Revolution on Ukraine.
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Forten Family Artifacts on Loan from Howard University in Black Founders Exhibit

Take a closer look at the Forten family artifacts that the Howard University Moorland-Spingarn Research Center loaned to the Museum for our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

CANCELLED | Black Founders Exhibit Educator Deep-Dive

February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Museum educators for an in-person workshop that pairs classroom instruction with exploration of our new special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Museum's Sixth Anniversary & Shot Heard 'Round the World Commemoration

April 19, 2023
Mark the Museum's sixth anniversary and the 248th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
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Three visitors look at a pew from Mother Bethel AME Church in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Black Founders Educator Deep-Dive

May 17, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free virtual workshop will explore how to incorporate our new Black Founders teacher resource guide and 360-degree virtual tour into their classrooms.
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Labor Day Weekend: Closing of Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

September 4-6, 2021
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum for the closing weekend of our Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today summer exhibit and family-friendly crafts and activities.
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The Music of Francis Johnson: A Soundtrack to Antebellum Black Philadelphia

Learn more about and listen to music written by Black composer and musician Francis Johnson, whose music was popular in the Revolutionary and Antebellum eras.
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An aerial view of George Washington's Mount Vernon and greenery to the right and blue Potomac River to the left.
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Travel with the Museum

Learn more about exclusive travel opportunities for Revolution Society and George Washington Council members.
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