Veterans Day Weekend
Join us to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday November 10 and commemorate Veterans Day on November 11 with free admission to veterans Friday through Sunday as well as special programs and activities related to early American soldiers. Throughout the weekend visitors can experience programs and storytelling based on Revolutionary War pension narratives in which veterans and widows wrote about their wartime experiences, their families, and their postwar lives. Explore the stories behind the rare photographs of people who lived through the Revolutionary War that conclude the Museum’s exhibits. Write a note thanking the soldiers of today for their service.
Friday, November 10
The Marine Corps formed just down the street from the Museum at Tun Tavern in 1775. Walking tours to the location where Tun Tavern used to stand (corner of Chestnut and Front Streets) will depart from the Museum’s outdoor plaza at 11a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
Talk – 2:00 pm
Included with Museum admission
Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian Philip Mead will present a special talk on veteran and memoirist Joseph Plumb Martin.