History After Hours

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series will return in 2018, with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

Tickets for History After Hours events are $10 for adults and can be purchased online or at the door.

2018 Schedule

Love Letters

February 20, 2018 
Revolutionaries wrote love letters, went on dates, and even carved “busks” for their sweethearts to wear close to their hearts.

Fierce Females

March 6, 2018
Women rolled cartridges, sewed flags, and even disguised themselves as soldiers to fight in the American Revolution. Tonight, learn about some of their surprising stories and see if you can beat the clock in a cartridge rolling contest.

Shot Heard Round the World

April 19, 2018
Recall the first shots fired on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts and join us for lantern-lit festivities in commemoration of the Museum’s first year open!

Power of the Press

May 15, 2018
Revolutions keep printers busy. Try your hand at block printing and learn the power of books in the revolutionary era.

Sailors and Sea Shanties

June 19, 2018
Set sail this Tuesday with a shipbuilding demonstration and sea shanties aboard the privateer sloop.

Trash Talk Archaeology

July 17, 2018
Hear from conservation experts about our site’s 18th-century origins and what we found buried during a 21st-century archaeological excavations.

A Revolutionary Staycation

August 21, 2018
The Museum’s AmRevHQ website connects many historic sites in our area. This evening we feature sites and battlefields within a day’s trip and highlight their unique stories.

Independent Labels

September 18, 2018
Silk or homespun? Who wore it best? Learn about revolutionary fashion with the Museum’s costumed educators and try (revolutionary) things on for size.

Tricked Out

October 23, 2018
Design tricks and spy tactics: More is more in this after-dark celebration of costumes and finery, trickery and deception during the Revolutionary War. 

Ceramics in the City

November 13, 2018
The Museum will highlight the craftspeople, artisans, and artificers who made the Revolution possible with their hand skills.

Enough to Feed an Army: Gingerbread

December 11, 2018
December 1776. Your challenge: bake enough bread to feed an army. Christopher Ludwick, who baked gingerbread in civilian life, faced this problem at Valley Forge.