Discovering History: Memorialization at the MuseumMay 23, 2020
Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum is paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrating the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations.
Learn about memorialization in the Museum’s galleries in this presentation from Associate Curator Matthew Skic, who takes you through the stories — and surviving artifacts — of Revolutionary soldiers and officers such as Polish cavalryman Casimir Pulaski, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, and Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who was killed in action.
Explore more stories of Revolutionary soldiers and officers in the Museum's galleries with our Virtual Museum Tour.
Memorial Day Weekend with the Museum, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, includes an exploration of the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at Washington Square Park in Philadelphia, a coloring page from the Museum with a special message of gratitude for service members, and a create your own commemorative ribbon craft based on silk ribbons given to Revolutionary War veterans.