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It’s Hamiltime! Enjoy Double the Hamilton with Exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center

Move over, New York! Hamilton mania has descended on Philly. Even before the smash hit Broadway musical comes to town next year, Hamil-fans can get their fix with two exhibits that perfectly complement each other and are accessible with one discounted ticket.
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Historian Colin G. Calloway to Discuss 2018 National Book Award Finalist “The Indian World of George Washington,” Nov. 29

Author and historian Colin G. Calloway will discuss his new book The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (2018), which was recently announced as a finalist for the 2018 National Book Awards, at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. The event is part of the Museum’s popular Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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Meet the Props Designer Behind Broadway’s Hamilton Musical at Halloween-Themed History After Hours Event, Oct. 23

From creating hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks to producing a live flame onstage as Eliza Hamilton burns her husband’s letters, Props Master Jay Duckworth is the man behind the magic of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
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Museum of the American Revolution Appoints Dr. R. Scott Stephenson President and CEO

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the appointment of Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, currently Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming for the Museum, as President and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Since 2007, Stephenson has led the development of the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions, multimedia experiences, and educational programming, as well as overseeing the care and expansion of its rich collection of art and artifacts.
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Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities? Museum Hosts Panel During Indigenous Peoples Celebration

This Columbus Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will host an Indigenous Peoples Celebration from Thursday, Oct. 4 – Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation. The celebration of indigenous peoples and cultures will include performances by Oneida Indian Nation dancers, demonstrations by native craftspeople, and an evening panel discussion.
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The British Are Coming Back! Living History Event Recreates British Occupation of Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation during Occupied Philadelphia, a two-day living history event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 – 21. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it.
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Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

Extreme political polarization, splintered political parties, and a dysfunctional Congress could be ripped from today’s headlines, but prolific author, scholar, and Yale University historian Joanne Freeman argues that they have a long and ominous history.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names Harvard University Historian and Author Jane Kamensky as New Board Member

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Harvard University historian and author Dr. Jane Kamensky as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
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Make a Revolutionary Fashion Statement at Museum’s History After Hours Event, Sept. 25

What does your wardrobe say about you? From your favorite sports team’s gear to MAGA hats and “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, clothing can speak louder than words regarding the causes you support, both personally and politically. But the “wear your cause” movement is nothing new.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for History Lovers

Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
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