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Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent exhibit name on the left with February 17, 2024 to January 5, 2025 dates below and an painted image of Washington in his tent to the right.

Member Preview of Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent

February 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to join us for the Members-only preview of our new special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent.
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A mother holding her young daughter view Washington's camp bed on display in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

Mother's Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

May 11-12, 2024
Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum and learn about the diverse women who played vital roles on the home front and on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
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A Museum educator dressed in 18th century clothing shows visitors the Museum's handsewn silk replica of Washington's Standard flag.

Memorial Day Weekend 2024 at the Museum

May 25-27, 2024
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 courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
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A daguerreotype portrait of Black musician and composer Francis "Frank" Johnson.
courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Frank Johnson & His Celebrated Band of Black Musicians: A Concert & Roundtable Discussion

April 6, 2024, from 12-1:30 p.m.
Join CUNY Hunter College's Tyler Diaz at the Museum for a live concert and discussion to learn about legendary bandleader Francis Johnson and the music of Black musicians in early 19th-century Philadelphia.
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A painted silk parade banner featuring a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

SOLD OUT | AmRev Presents: French History Night

April 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join fellow Francophiles for a festive happy hour soirée hosted by Museum curator James Taub, who will connect French history to the American Revolution in a special interactive presentation.
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A recreated of an end of Washington's tent displayed with his camp bed and additional camp items.

Educator Deep Dive on Washington's War Tent

April 25, 2024, 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free professional development workshop, educators will explore the Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent Teacher Resource Guide to help students dig deeper into the journey of General George Washington's headquarters tent.
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A Museum educator shows a group of school students a replica naval flag.

CANCELLED | History Explorer Day Camp: Plants, Fabrics, and Dyes, Oh My

April 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History Explorer Day Camp is a full-day, drop-off/pick-up camp that allows your student the chance to spend their day off from school in a fun, exciting, and educational environment, using the Museum, our collection, and our beautiful Old City neighborhood.
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A sampler made by James Forten's daughter Mary being viewed in the collections workroom before conservation.

Primary Source Perspectives: Who Were the People that Experienced the American Revolution?

May 14, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Participating teachers in this free educator workshop will explore the American Revolution through primary sources that highlight a diverse group of people and perspectives, including Abigail Adams, Crispus Attucks, James Forten, Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.
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A Museum visitor listens to the Witness to Revolution exhibit audio tour in front of a large image of Selina Gray.

Juneteenth 2024 at the Museum

June 19, 2024
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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Jeff Fusco

Sail into Spring Weekends 2023 at the Museum

Saturdays & Sundays in April
Join the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays throughout April to explore life at sea during the Revolutionary War with a new special exhibit, family-friendly crafts and activities, and more.
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