History After Hours: Pride on Paper
This month’s History After Hours includes an evening of self-expression celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ people in the ongoing Revolution. If someone’s only introduction to you was reading your writing, how would you present yourself on paper? Read how people corresponded and learn how those messages could be construed, coded, and claimed, and try your hand at writing your own letter using historical materials. In addition, explore the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest exhibition, A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags. Discover how a flag with a rainbow of colors was first proposed by Thomas Paine to signify neutral ships and create your own flag featuring “all kinds of colours” with historic flag-making techniques.
Our History After Hours series features extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.