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Celebrate a Virtual Thanksgiving Weekend with the Museum

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This image shows the book cover of The Revolution's Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs by Don Hagist. The title and Don’s name are written in a square in the center of the image. There are three black and white photographs on the top and bottom of the image, each depicting an older gentlemen who was a Revolutionary War soldier.

The Revolution's Last Men

Read an excerpt from Don Hagist in which he updated biographies on the last living American Revolution veterans for a more accurate take.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, May 27-29

This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29, 2023, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore the stories of the diverse range of men and women who served and sacrificed during the Revolutionary War and pay tribute those who continue to serve our nation today. Throughout the weekend, veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission.
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AmRev Presents: Black Founders Women’s History Night with Kerri Greenidge

March 24, 2023 from 5:15-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, for an evening discussion on our Black Founders exhibit, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and more.
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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution with Special Exhibits and Events for the Whole Family, June 30 – July 4

What do the American Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality mean to you? Explore this question and more with special exhibits, events, and activities for all ages at the Museum of the American Revolution over Fourth of July Weekend, Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Throughout the weekend, visitors can listen to pop-up talks, enjoy neighborhood walking tours, watch first-person theatrical performances, explore our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, and more.
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Member Preview of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhibit

February 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us for the Members-only preview of our new exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. Members will enjoy refreshments in our member lounge as well as timed access to the exhibition before it opens to the public.
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SOLD OUT | Member Morning: Revolutionary City Walking Tour

July 2, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow Museum Members on Sunday, July 2, to explore our Old City neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s on our Revolutionary City walking tour.
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Member Morning: Unraveling the Museum’s “Mysteries of Feature 16” Archaeology Lecture

April 7, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to a 45-minute talk to learn about the artifacts found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Museum before construction.
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22 Museum Highlights from 2022

Before the calendar flips to 2023, take a look back at 22 Museum of the American Revolution highlights from 2022.
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