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“Race in the United States: Connecting the Dots Between 1776 and Today” Forum Hosted with the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, Feb. 12

With a shared commitment to presenting a more inclusive—and thus a more accurate—telling of history, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust (DFCLT) will host a candid conversation on the role of historical education in racial understanding on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, from 1–3:30 p.m.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. to be Awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award on June 9

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that renowned Harvard University historian and award-winning filmmaker and author Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at an evening gala at the Museum on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Awarded 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at Sold-Out Gala on June 9

Harvard University historian and award-winning filmmaker and author Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was awarded the 2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award at a sold-out evening gala at the Museum of the American Revolution on June 9, 2022.
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Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 - 13

Free Admission for Veterans, Military, and Blue Star Families During Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 - 13
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Celebrate Revolutionary Women During Women’s History Month this March

Discover the stories of Revolutionary women at the Museum of the American Revolution during Women’s History Month this March. Throughout the month, enjoy a pay-what-you-wish Women’s History Night, a theatrical performance based on the story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, and other events and activities that bring to life the powerful, diverse experiences of women of the Revolutionary era.
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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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Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

AmRev Presents: A Veterans Day Premiere of "Meet James Forten"

November 11, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Experience the premiere of the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," and hear from the playwright, actor, and the Museum about how the performance was made.
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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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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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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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