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Celebrate Black History Month at Museum of the American Revolution

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 2, 2024

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Destinations / North America

Bring the family to Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution for the museum’s Black History Month celebrations.

 

Finding Freedom

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The museum debuts its newest special exhibit, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tenton Feb. 17. The exhibit expands on the museum’s existing award-winning Washington’s War Tent presentation. Learn about the people of African descent who played critical roles in the tent’s journey. Entrance to the exhibit is included with regular admission.

 

First-Person Theatrical Performance: Meet Elizabeth Freeman, Feb. 3 and 10 (1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.)

This live performance highlights the story of Elizabeth Freeman, who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won.

 

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Artisan Workshop: Make an Apron, Feb. 7, 21 and 28 (7–8:30 p.m.)

Part of the museum’s Artisan Workshop Series, this three-night virtual workshop teaches participants how to sew a men’s or women’s apron, utilizing historically accurate materials and techniques.

 

Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust’s Lonaé A. Moore Forum, Feb. 10 (1–3:30 p.m.)

The Lonaé A. Moore Forum celebrates its seventh year in 2024. A variety of speakers discuss the theme of this year’s forum: Building Bridges by Sharing Our Stories.

 

Rising Sun chair

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The museum is open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

For those unable to visit in person, the museum offers free virtual experiences including a virtual museum, the interactive Finding Freedom experience and the Black Founders virtual tour.

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