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Actor Nathan Alford-Tate depicts a sailor in a blue coat holding a sailmaking fid in our Meet James Forten first-person theatrical performance.

AmRev Presents: “Meet James Forten” Performance & Panel Discussion

February 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist, with a discussion to follow.
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Finding Freedom tableau scene at the Museum depicting a British soldier of African descent trying to recruit a young boy of African descent to find freedom with the British army.

African Americans in the Revolutionary Era

February 24, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free workshop will explore the lives of the people of African descent in British North America on the eve of the American Revolution.
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Painting of Washington with a sash

Teaching Washington’s Complex Legacy

February 17, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Teachers participating in this free workshop in partnership with Mount Vernon will explore George Washington’s complicated legacies as related to slavery through the use of primary sources and digital classroom resources.
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This image shows adolescent males, in military costumes, sitting inside the camp site tent in Revolution Place. There is also a mother dressing her son in a military costume, standing outside the tent.

History Explorer Meet Up: Spring Training in the Continental Army

April 16, 2022 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Join the Museum for an hour-long, family-friendly event exploring how the Continental Army prepared for long summer campaigns with try-on clothes, drills, and more.
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Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum

February 19-21, 2022
Join us at the Museum to explore the life, leadership, and legacy of the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people who made it possible over Presidents Day Weekend.
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image of red, which, and blue fabric, a white bonnet, scissors, thread, and other flag making tools.

AmRev Presents: Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag with American Repertory Theater

March 16, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join A.R.T. and the Museum for a virtual conversation on the life, legacy, and myths of Betsy Ross with author and historian Dr. Marla Miller and actor Lenne Klingaman (Waitress National Tour).
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The Musem's replica of George Washington's tent with Mount Vernon in the background at the 2018 Revolutionary War Weekend.

The Museum at Mount Vernon's Revolutionary War Weekend

April 30 & May 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for their Revolutionary War Weekend living history event where we'll set up our handsewn, full-scale replicas of George Washington's tents and encampment.
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Read The Revolution Founding Footnotes Large

Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes: Unraveling Our Newly Acquired Archive with Dr. Aimee Newell

March 24, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Revolution Society and George Washington Council members are invited to join us for the latest Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes, an online conversation series sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.
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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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Brave Men as Ever Fought painting unveiling
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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