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September 13, 2018

Can We Memorialize Historical Figures Without Glorifying Atrocities?

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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September 05, 2018

Historian Joanne Freeman to Discuss New Book on Congressional Violence and How it Helped Spark Civil War, Oct. 18

In her new book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, Joanne Freeman explores the discord, divisiveness, and outright violence among members of Congress in the 19th century, and what it suggests about the institution of Congress, the challenges of a young nation’s developing democracy, and the deep-seated roots of the Civil War. She will discuss The Field of Blood at the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

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September 04, 2018

The British Are Coming Back! Living History Event Recreates British Occupation of Philadelphia

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia – the Revolutionary capital at the time – was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months, with Independence Hall serving as a prison for American prisoners-of-war. 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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August 07, 2018

The Soul of America: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham to Discuss New Book at Museum of the American Revolution, Sept. 20

At a time when our nation seems more divided than ever, Pulitzer Prize-winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham offers a message of optimism: that America has been through worse and survived. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Meacham will discuss his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels (Random House, 2018), at the Museum of the American Revolution from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery.

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August 05, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Gerry Lenfest

As we mourn the loss of our Chairman Emeritus, H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, we take heart in remembering the tremendous legacy he leaves behind. His impact on the quality of life in Philadelphia and our country can be measured not only by his extraordinary generosity, but by his inspired leadership. 

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