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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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Three children use replica tools in a recreated sail loft in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

July 9, 2023, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

First Oval Office Project at Green-Wood Cemetery's Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration

August 27, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Museum at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, for their Battle of Brooklyn and the Meaning of Freedom event.
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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

SOLD OUT | Black Founders Documentary Screening & Reception

June 16, 2023, from 5:15-7 p.m.
Be among the first to see the new 26-minute film “Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia,” presented by WHYY and the Museum.
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A Museum educator leads a group of guests on a walking tour of the Museum's Old City neighborhood.

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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Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes and Drums perform on stage.

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums Performance

July 23, 2023, at 11 a.m.
Join us on the Museum’s outdoor plaza for a free, lively performance by 30 uniformed musicians from the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums.
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A father holds his child as they look at the Forten family tree in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Juneteenth Weekend 2023 at the Museum

June 17-19, 2023
Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.
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Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

November 12, 2023, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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Three visitors look at a pew from Mother Bethel AME Church in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Member Morning: Black Founders Special Exhibition Tour

November 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow Museum Members for a 45-minute guided tour of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, before it closes on Nov. 26.
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October 2018 Educator Open House in the Galleries

Member Morning: Gallery Highlights Tour for New Members

October 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Join fellow new Museum Members for a 60-minute guided highlights tour of the Museum's core exhibit galleries.
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