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Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

Extreme political polarization, splintered political parties, and a dysfunctional Congress could be ripped from today’s headlines, but prolific author, scholar, and Yale University historian Joanne Freeman argues that they have a long and ominous history.
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Sentiments Of A British American Woman by Owen Ireland book cover featuring a portrait of Esther de Bert Reed.

Sentiments of a British-American Woman

Read an excerpt from Owen S. Ireland's book, Sentiments of a British-American Woman: Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution.
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The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Oct. 28-29

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event, Occupied Philadelphia, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Museum will offer guided neighborhood walking tours and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like while British forces controlled – or, for some people, attempted to liberate – Philadelphia.
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Thanksgiving Weekend 2023: Closing Weekend of Black Founders Exhibit

November 24-26, 2023
Join us at the Museum over Thanksgiving weekend for the final weekend of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Cheyney McKnight interacts with a young guest in Revolution Place for the Museum's Meet the Revolution program in 2019.

‘Meet the Revolution’ Series Sheds Light on the Lives of Revolutionary-Era Black Women and Men this Summer

This summer, four Black costumed living history interpreters will join the Museum of the American Revolution for short-term residencies to portray and discuss free and enslaved craftspeople of African descent through hands-on demonstrations, storytelling, and conversation.
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Gather at the Museum Over Thanksgiving Weekend for the Final Days of Black Founders Special Exhibit and Festivities for the Whole Family, Nov. 24 – 26

This Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, join us at the Museum of the American Revolution to experience the final days of our groundbreaking special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Throughout the weekend, enjoy immersive exhibits and activities for the whole family. Plus, share a note of gratitude on our “Wall of Thanks” in the Museum’s rotunda and stop by the Museum Shop to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.
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An Evening with Occupied Philadelphia: His Royal Majesty’s Quizzo and Lantern Tour

November 5 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Young Friends and Museum Circle members are invited to join for a festive evening to kick off Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual living history weekend that recreates Philadelphia’s occupation by British troops in 1777-78 with neighborhood walking tours and family-friendly activities.
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First Lady of Letters

Read an excerpt from Sheila L. Skemp's book, First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence.
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September-October Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

There is always something happening at the Museum of the American Revolution and this fall is no exception. With a dirth of author events, family-friendly activities and even a two-day living history event, there is truly something for everyone.
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Museum Launches “Headquarters of the American Revolution” Website

Philadelphia was the headquarters of the American Revolution, and the Museum of the American Revolution has launched a new website, www.AmRevHQ.org, that highlights these numerous local and regional sites where history was made, including battlefields, burial grounds, historic houses, and more.
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