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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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A Museum Member talks to two costumed living historians dressed as British redcoats at the member teatime at Occupied Philadelphia.

Museum Member Teatime at 2023 Occupied Philadelphia

October 29, 2023, from 1-2 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to stop by the Museum’s third-floor Liberty Hall for a spot of tea on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, during Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum's flagship living history event.
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A high up view of the War at Sea gallery in the Museum of the American Revolution featuring a sloop
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History Explorers Club: Life at Sea

January 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us for January's family-friendly History Explorers Club to learn about life aboard a privateer ship, including what they ate, what your job might have been, and how they passed the time.
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The New Jersey Exception in Six Documents

February 17, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This free teacher workshop will explore six key documents that tell the story of an exceptional moment in history when women — and people of African descent — were able to vote in New Jersey.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

First Oval Office Project at Penn's McNeil Center with the Living History Youth Summer Institute

August 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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2022 Conference On Collecting The Revolutionary War Event Graphic featuring a wallet, powder horn, and a map.

2022 Conference on Collecting the Revolutionary War

April 7-9, 2022
The 2022 Conference of Collecting the Revolutionary War will be held at the Museum to discuss how ideas about Revolutionary-era objects have influenced collecting and public history over the past 250 years.
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The Museum at Newport Historical Society's The French in 1780 Newport

July 8-10, 2022
Join the Museum at Newport Historical Society in Newport, Rhode Island, for their three-day The French in 1780 Newport living history event where we will set up our First Oval Office Project.
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A Costumed Living History Interpreter showing a young child a canteen over Labor Day Weekend

History Explorer Meet-Up: Soldiers' Packs

July 3, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for an interactive History Explorer Meet-Up, for kids ages 7-11, where you’ll enlist in the Continental Army and try to decide what you’re going to take with you in your haversack.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

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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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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