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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
Courtesy of Marcus and Lorri Huey

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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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.

First Oval Office Project at Mount Vernon's Revolutionary War Weekend

May 6-7, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, outside Washington, D.C., for their Revolutionary War Weekend living history event where we will set up our First Oval Office Project tents.
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Visitors Look At A Portrait Of Charlotte Vandine Forten In Black Founders Credit Moar

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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A Read the Revolution graphic features images of book covers for Liberty's Daughters and 1774 alongside author Mary Beth Norton's headshot.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Mary Beth Norton

June 6, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian Dr. Mary Beth Norton joins the Museum for a special presentation titled, “Gender and American Resistance to British Authority, 1765-1775: A Reassessment,” as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Teaching the Revolution with Primary Sources

April 11, 2023 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Educators participating in this free online workshop will examine primary sources from the American Revolution and consider how to use them in the classroom.
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A canvas ditty bag with a fid, sewing needles, and a thimble.

CANCELLED | Artisan Workshop: Make a Ditty Bag

April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for this one-day, in-person workshop to learn “plain sewing” to create a Revolutionary sailor’s linen ditty bag, similar to a modern tote bag, inspired by original examples in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Behind Black Founders: A Lunch & Learn for Museum Members

June 3, 2023 from 12:30-3 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to an exclusive Saturday afternoon lunch and learn with buffet lunch, refreshments, and two special talks inspired by Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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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.

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

May 27-29, 2023
Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs in Prague.
Prague PROMS

AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Musical Experience with The Jeremy Winston Chorale

May 12, 2023 from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeremy Winston Chorale will join the Museum on Friday, May 12, to present a concert inspired by the world of our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, including the world premiere of a new choral work.
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Flag Day 2023 at the Museum

June 14, 2023
Join the Museum on Flag Day to learn about flags of “all kinds of colours” from the Revolutionary era with activities and in-gallery talks for the whole family.
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