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In the News: Stolen Artifacts Returned to Local Museums in Repatriation Ceremony at the Museum

On Friday, Dec. 17, stolen artifacts were returned to their rightful owners — six museums from the Philadelphia region— in a repatriation ceremony at the Museum held by the Philadelphia Division of the FBI Art Crime Team.
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CANCELLED | First Oval Office Project at Revolutionary Germantown Festival

October 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join the Museum at Cliveden for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival where we will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment.
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In the News: FBI Returns Stolen Artifacts During Repatriation Ceremony at the Museum

Decades after the thefts, 50 recently recoved artifacts were returned to local museums and historical societies during an FBI repatriation ceremony at the Museum.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Cassandra Good

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Cassandra Good

March 9, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Join Dr. Cassandra A. Good as she shines a light on the men and women who took risks to form friendships with each other during the Revolutionary era in a discussion on her book, Founding Friendships.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Declaration of Independence: A Global History by David Armitage. The cover is black and a map of the world is illuminated in a white, shining light.

The Declaration of Independence

This excerpt by David Armitage examines how the Declaration of Independence became a political and philosophical model for nations across the globe.
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This image shows the book cover of The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood. It is a painting of a Continental Army solder with a sword raised in his right hand and an American flag with 1776 written on it in yellow in his left hand.

The American Revolution

This excerpt from Gordon Wood shows how the ideals of 'republicanism' influenced the governments being formed at the start of the Revolutionary War.
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Museum of the American Revolution, Funded by the National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

April 5, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to join this free workshop as we welcome historian and author Judith Van Buskirk while she guides an exploration of the complicated decisions and experiences of Revolutionary soldiers of color.
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Author Eric Jay Dolin presents on Rebels at Sea at a Member Lunch and Learn at the Museum.

Black Founders & the War at Sea with Author Eric Jay Dolin

Author Eric Jay Dolin joined the Museum to discuss his book, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, and the maritime world of James Forten.
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Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag with American Repertory Theater

Watch this March 2022 event hosted by American Repertory Theater and the Museum for a conversation exploring Betsy Ross’s influence on the cultural memory of women’s contributions to the American Revolution.
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Braddock's Defeat by David Preston

Braddock's Defeat

Read this excerpt by David Preston that summarizes the challenges of a pivotal battle and its impact on the Revolutionary War two decades later.
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