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Museum President Dr. Scott Stephenson to Appear in an Episode of TLC’S ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ December 17

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, will lend his expertise in American history to "Glee" actor and Broadway performer Matthew Morrison during the Monday, Dec. 17 episode of TLC’s Emmy-Award winning series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
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Make it a Revolutionary Summer at the Museum of the American Revolution

Escape “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer” (John Adams) at the Museum of the American Revolution with extended hours, family-friendly activities, History After Hours evening events, and new guided tours of the Museum and its historic neighborhood. And enjoy special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month

Celebrate Revolutionary women with special programs, workshops, and musical performances highlighting the essential roles women played in the Revolution.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

Explore Stories of Unsung Revolutionaries During Black History Month at the Museum

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries at the Museum of the American Revolution this February. Through the opening of a new special exhibition, an engaging forum on race, theatrical performances, and more, visitors can experience a more inclusive – and thus, more accurate – history of our nation’s founding. A highlight of the month will be the grand opening of the Museum’s newest special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," which opens Saturday, Feb. 17.
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How Can Augmented Reality Enhance Public History? Panel Discussion with West Point, April 20

How can one of technology’s most cutting-edge advances – augmented reality – bring to life centuries-old stories from the American Revolution? On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., cadets from the United States Military Academy will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a discussion on using digital technologies to energize public history.
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Museum of the American Revolution Announces Hiring of Mark Turdo as a Curator

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of curator Mark A. Turdo. Turdo brings to the Museum more than 20 years of experience in almost every aspect of modern museum work, from curatorial and programmatic to leadership and management.
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A mother takes a photo of her son and daughter sitting on a chair in the Writing the Constitution section inside the Museum galleries. She is bended on one knee as her husband stands next to her.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 25-27, 2022
Join the Museum over Thanksgiving weekend to explore the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution for the whole family.
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British soldiers march towards the Museum led by a drummer as part of the Museum's Occupied Philadelphia living history event in 2019.

Occupied Philadelphia 2022

November 5-6, 2022
Join us in historic Old City, Philadelphia, as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution’s annual flagship living history event.
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18th-Century Tradition Inspires Colorful Holiday Window Illuminations at the Museum

This holiday season, the Museum of the American Revolution is reviving a traditional 18th century form of celebration: colorful window illuminations inspired by famed Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale. The window illuminations, “Illuminating Liberty,” are now on display nightly through the New Year. Each weekend in December from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., kids can create their own illumination-inspired ornament to take home.
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New “Third Tuesdays” Series Kicks Off Sept. 19

The Museum of the American Revolution’s new “Third Tuesdays: History After Hours” series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday evening of each month, featuring special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. The next “Third Tuesdays” event this year will take place on Oct. 17. They will resume in January 2018.
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