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March 26, 2019

Celebrate the End of Tax Season with “Death and Taxes” Event, April 16

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5 – 8 p.m., join the Museum of the American Revolution for “Death and Taxes,” a post-tax-day bash with free Bluecoat Elderflower Gin cocktail samplings from Philadelphia Distilling, Ben Franklin trivia, and a lively discussion about a Founding Father who had many up-close-and-personal encounters with death.

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March 13, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Laurel Ulrich Reflects on “The Age of Homespun” During Women’s History Month, March 28

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of early America and the history of women Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor emerita at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. to reflect on her pioneering work The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth, during Women’s History Month.

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March 13, 2019

How History and Theater Can Work Together to Engage Audiences, Evening Panel Discussion on April 3

Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical has undoubtedly ignited a revival of interest in early American history, but where does history end and theater begin? On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host "Historians on Hamilton," an evening panel discussion on balancing artistic license with historical accuracy, and how theater professionals and historians can work together to inspire new generations of audiences through storytelling.

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March 04, 2019

Explore Eliza Hamilton’s 18th-Century Fashion with a Panel Discussion and Fashion Demonstration, March 31

What was in Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s closet? At the Museum of the American Revolution, take a deeper dive into the trends and techniques modeled by Alexander Hamilton’s fashionable wife on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The panel discussion and fashion demonstration will feature two of Eliza’s most iconic looks, created as part of the Museum’s “Fashioning Eliza” project. It is free with regular museum admission.

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February 08, 2019

Rare Powder Horn Illuminates Little-Known Story of Gershom Prince and Other Black Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

The elaborately carved powder horn of Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who served and died in the Revolutionary War, is now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. The powder horn – a cow’s horn that was used to store gunpowder – sheds light on the little-known stories of Black soldiers, both free and enslaved, who fought during the American Revolution.

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February 06, 2019

Teen-Focused Workshop and Author Talk with L.M. Elliott, Author of “Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship”

New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott will join the Museum of the American Revolution on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a special workshop and lively afternoon discussion on her 2018 book Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship. It marks the second event in the Museum’s new Write the Revolution series for young readers.

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